A close up of a bowl of cubed mango in a clear glass dish.

Best Way to Cut a Mango

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Fruit
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


The best way to cut a mango - 2 quick hacks. Learn to quickly cut a mango two ways along with how to make refreshing mango water.


1 Mango


  1. Wash fruit under running water.
  2. Slice the cheeks, or large sides off of the mango then slice around the pit on the smaller sides. Set pit aside.
  3. Take one large side of the mango and slice both vertically and horizontally into a grid pattern, but don't slice through the peel.
  4. Using a large spoon, scoop the diced mango cubes from the peel. Repeat for the other pieces.


To make infused water, add the mango pit and peel to a pitcher. Add about 3-4 cups of water and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Optional: add fresh herbs such as mint or other fruit like blueberries or lime to create different flavors.