How to Cut a Mango

There’s no denying the deliciousness of a mango, but peeling and cutting it can be a hassle. Watch this video to learn a simple technique.

What You Need

  1. Check Y-shaped peeler
  2. Check mango
  3. Check paper towel
  4. Check cutting board
  5. Check chef’s knife

Follow These Steps

  1. Peel the mango from top to bottom

    Using the Y-shaped peeler, work your way around the mango, removing the skin. If the fruit is not quite ripe, keep peeling it away until the pulp is bright yellow. As you expose more pulp, use a paper towel to hold the peeled mango so it doesn’t slip out of your hand. Peel away the tips.

  2. Determine the tallest line of the mango

    Place the mango on the cutting board and find the side that seems the tallest—the pit will be sitting along that line.

  3. Slice in half, avoiding the pit

    Holding the mango with a paper towel, position the chef’s knife, aiming it at the center of the fruit; you may need to adjust the angle of the knife if you find that you hit the pit. Slice the sides off the mango, avoiding the pit.

  4. Cut around the pit

    Holding the fruit vertically, trim the remaining flesh off the pit.

  5. Slice the cut halves

    Finish the mango by slicing the pieces horizontally into smaller wedges.