If you want your summer to be sweet, then you better up your fruit game this season! And speaking of something sweet, you can't go wrong with the world's sweetest fruit - mango! This golden fruit is teeming with health benefits - it lowers cholesterol, helps fight cancer, and improves eye health. However, you might want to go easy on this fruit if you're watching your blood sugar level.
3-Ingredient Mango Mousse (Kirbie's Cravings)
This 3-Ingredient Mango Mousse recipe from Kirbie's Cravings is a lovely dessert that highlights the sweet fruitiness of mango. The best part is, it only takes three ingredients to make - mangoes, sugar and cream! If you get your hands on sweet, ripe mangoes, you might even want to skip the sugar.
"This mango mousse is super easy. Only three ingredients, no gelatin or cooking needed."
- 1/2 cup pureed mangoes (about 2 small manila mangoes)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2-3 tbsp sugar
Sesame Mango Chicken (Averie Cooks)
Whoever says mango is just for dessert definitely hasn't tasted this recipe from Averie Cooks called Sesame Mango Chicken. This dish offers a perfect balance of sweet and savory - the delicious taste of chicken, soy sauce and hoisin sauce together with the sweetness of mango all embraced by sesame and ginger.
"Sesame Mango Chicken – An EASY Asian-inspired recipe with tender sesame chicken, juicy mango, and soy-garlic-ginger infused cabbage and carrots!! One skillet, ready in 15 minutes, and perfect for busy weeknights!"Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into small pieces
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- one 14 to 16-ounce bag coleslaw mix (shredded green cabbage and carrots)
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 to 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
- about 1.5 to 2 cups mango, diced in 1-inch cubes (frozen may be substituted)
- 2/3 cup peanuts (I use either honey-roasted or salted)
- about 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, for garnishing
- 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnishing
Mango Lassi Popsicles (A Beautiful Plate)
This recipe is a sweet delight on a hot summer day! Try this Mango Lassi Popsicles from A Beautiful Plate and you won't be sorry. It only needs five ingredients - yogurt, coconut milk, vanilla bean paste, maple syrup, and mangoes - you'll be surprised at how these simple ingredients can create a glorious treat!
"These mango lassi popsicles use a combination of whole fat Greek yogurt and full-fat coconut milk for creaminess. Don’t substitute lower fat versions of either of these as they will contain higher-water content and will produce an icier result."
- 1 and 1/2 cups (337 grams) whole fat Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk, stirred well
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste (or 1 whole scraped vanilla bean)
- 2 champagne (ataulfo) mangos, peeled, pitted, and roughly pureed in a small food processor
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Want to shop for the ripest, juiciest mangoes? Pick one that has a yellow orange color. It should also smell fragrant and sweet.