With summer at its peak, it’s time to look for some delicious recipes that you can easily cook at home. A short weekend trip to the farmer’s market can give you an abundance of fresh fruit and the opportunity to stock your kitchen with colorful produce. Summer is the season of mangoes and it is one such ingredient that can be used to make hundreds of scrumptious recipes. Mango is one of those fruits that tastes delicious and goes with almost everything – your summer salad, a smoothie, sorbet, or just as a snack.
If your love for mangoes is unbeatable, you can have this delicious and juicy fruit in several ways. Here, we’ve discussed some mouthwatering mango recipes that you can cook at home, store in a casserole and enjoy this summer. Check them out…
1. Mango Puree
It is a must in every household during summers and extremely easy to prepare. All you need to do is soak some mangoes in enough water for around 30 minutes, take them out, and press each one gently and evenly from all sides. Make sure you press them until all the sides turn soft uniformly and now it’s time to remove its eye and squeeze it very well to collect the pulp. You can blend the pulp for a smooth mixture like a puree and store it in the airtight food containers to enjoy anytime.
2. Mango Milkshake
An instant yet delicious recipe that you can make with this juicy fruit is mango milkshake. You just need to take some ripe mangoes, milk, sugar, and ice cubes and blend them all until it is frothy and smooth. You can serve this milkshake immediately and accentuate it with ice cream. It is one such popular recipe that people love to enjoy when the sun is shining and there’s hot outside. Moreover, it is extremely easy to make and you can serve the way you want. You can also pour a glass in a flask or insulated water bottle and carry with you when you step out.
3. Mango Ice Cream
How anyone can imagine summers without those delicious frozen desserts and mango ice cream give you one more way to enjoy its amazing flavor. Making an ice cream or dessert using the king of fruits is extremely easy. All you need to make this delicious recipe is mangoes or Alphonso mangoes, condensed milk, and sugar. Mix the mango pulp with some condensed milk while keeping in mind that the mango flavor is not overpowered by milk. Let the mixture freeze in an insulated food container and serve chilled.
4. Mango Chia Pudding
If you are one of those health-conscious people who want to enjoy mangoes this summer but without compromising their health, mango chia pudding can be an ideal choice. Mango and chia make for a perfect combo for health-friendly and fulfilling mornings. Also, it is extremely easy to make as all you need to do is put milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup in a jar and let it freeze overnight. Add some chopped mangoes or fresh mango puree to it and enjoy a healthy breakfast.
5. Mango Iced Tea
What could be better than iced tea to beat the scorching heat of the summers and mango iced tea can be your perfect recipe as this acts like as coolant. It will take only a few minutes to prepare this delicious recipe. Take some mangoes, peel them off and cut them into pieces, and blend these pieces with water. Once perfectly blended, put some sugar in the mixture and place it over medium heat for a miniature. Brew some strong black tea separately, let them both cool, and mix them. Serve the mixture with ice cubes and enjoy.
6. Mini Mango Pancakes
During summers, a day without mangoes seems to be impossible but fortunately you have so many different ways to have them. Mini mango pancake is an innovative but delicious recipe and you can easily cook it at home with just a few ingredients. All you need is a batter of plain flour, mangoes sweetened with sugar, some spices, and butter to pump up the taste. Make pancakes using the batter and once cooked add a hint of spices and a slightly buttery taste to make it more appealing to kids. Serve from an insulated casserole, warm and fresh and your kids will enjoy this dish to their fullest.
7. Mango Yogurt
Yogurt is something that most people love to have during summers and adding mangoes as an ingredient to it will take the recipe to the next level. Much-loved by kids as well as adults, mango yogurt can be enjoyed any time of the day. Also, this is a simple dish to make with just a few ingredients including mangoes, yogurt, and any other fruit of your choice such as strawberry. Mix mango pulp with plain yoghurt and blend them perfectly and you can also use the strawberry pulp to make this calcium-rich recipe. Store in an insulated food jar, one that will retain the freshness and temperature until it is time to eat.
8. Non alcoholic mango martini
Well, mango is one such fruit that can be enjoyed in many different ways, and having it as a martini during summers can be an excellent way to enjoy it with friends. Whether you are having a small get-to-gather with an old friend or just want to spend some quality time with family, mango martini can be a perfect choice. Take a shot of fresh ripe mango juice, lime juice, to make this delicious martini without any alcohol. You can use a martini shaker to mix the ingredients well and serve it the way you want.
9. Mango Salsa
An easy and quick recipe that you can cook at home and serve along with crackers or chips. It is a much-loved recipe by both kids as well as adults and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The ingredients you will need to prepare mango salsa include some fresh mangoes, tomato, red onion, and lime juice. Season the mixture with salt and pepper as this will give a tangy twist to the dish and serve in a casserole.
10. Mango Salad Dressing
A gluten-free, healthy, and creamy mango salad dressing recipe is a must-have for summers. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be made in no time using a food processor and does not require you to collect too many ingredients. If you are looking for a tropical mango recipe, this sweet and spicy recipe can be an ideal choice. Serve the salad in a jar or store it in an insulated food jar for further use.
A few benefits of including mangoes in your diet…
- Help lower cholesterol
- Aid in digestion
- Remedy for skin problems
Mango is a versatile fruit that can be used in both raw and ripe forms to make so many different recipes from salads and shakes to desserts and curries.