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How to Cut a Mango: 3 different ways!

How to cut a mango three different ways! These three easy, safe methods for cutting a mango can be done without a peeler and even using a cup. You'll use this simple kitchen hack again and again!
Course How to
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cut a mango
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup diced mango
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 ripe, but still firm mango


  1. Hold your mango upright and find the tallest side. The pit will be sitting along that line, so you’ll want to be facing parallel to that side. With a small paring knife, carefully slice half of the mango off of the pit while aiming your knife towards the center of the mango.
  2. Turn your mango 180 degrees and hold the top while you slice the other half off of the pit.
  3. Take one half of your mango and cut lines vertically through the fruit side of the half without cutting through the skin. Be careful not to get your fingers in the way of your knife while you do this.
  4. Flip your mango half so that the vertical lines you just cut are now facing you horizontally. Cut lines vertically through this side of the fruit without cutting through the skin. You should end up with grid-like lines in this half of your mango.
  5. METHOD 1: carefully turn your mango half inside-out by pressing the skin side outward with your thumbs. The fruit side of your mango half will then have equal-sized cubes sticking out. Take your paring knife and carefully slice off the cubes of mango away from you without cutting through the skin.
  6. METHOD 2: after you’ve created a grid-like pattern in half of your mango, take a spoon and scoop out the equal-sized cubes, leaving the skin behind.
  7. METHOD 3: after you’ve created a grid-like pattern in half of your mango, take a small glass cup and use the rim to scoop out the mango cubes. You’ll do this by pulling the cup down your mango half using equal pressure.
  8. Start at step 4 with your other mango half, and use any of the above 3 methods to cut this side!