A simple guide to making the most of the mango season

indulge in mango season

Hello, mango enthusiasts! As we’re right in the middle of mango season, it’s the perfect time to explore this sun-kissed fruit’s delightful benefits and versatile uses.

Whether you’re a seasoned mango lover or just mango-curious, here’s how you can squeeze every drop of joy from this tropical treasure.

Why you should indulge

Mangoes aren’t just delicious; they’re a powerhouse of health benefits. Rich in vitamins A and C, mangoes are great for your skin and immune system. They also pack an abundance of antioxidants, which combat free radicals and can keep your body humming healthily. Plus, their high fibre content can help with digestion and overall gut health.

Delicious ways to enjoy mango this season

mango season -  smoothie bowl1. Morning Boost: Mango Smoothie Bowl

Kickstart your day with a refreshing mango smoothie bowl. Blend a ripe mango with a banana, a scoop of Greek yogurt, and a splash of coconut water. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with sliced fruits, nuts, and a drizzle of honey. It’s a tropical breakfast that’s both satisfying and energizing.


Mango salsa via Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

2. Lunchtime Fiesta: Mango Salsa

Elevate your lunch with a zesty mango salsa. Dice mangoes, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Squeeze a lime into the mix, sprinkle with salt, and give it a good toss. This salsa is the perfect companion for grilled chicken or fish, and it can even jazz up your traditional taco Tuesday.

mango season - dried mangoes

3. Snack Attack: Dried Mangoes

Why not try making your own dried mangoes for a snack on the go? Slice mangoes thinly, place them on a baking sheet, and let them dry out slowly in an oven at low heat. Store them in airtight containers for a chewy, sweet treat that’s perfect for snacking anytime, anywhere.

Mango Chutney via School Night Vegan

4. Dinner Delight: Mango Chutney

Complement your evening meal with homemade mango chutney. Simmer chunks of mango with ginger, garlic, vinegar, and sugar until thickened. This tangy condiment pairs wonderfully with curries, grilled meats, or as a zesty spread on sandwiches.

mango season - ice cream

5. Sweet Finale: Mango Ice Cream

Indulge in a homemade mango ice cream for dessert. Puree mangoes with condensed milk and heavy cream, then freeze. Stir occasionally to add air until creamy and smooth. It’s a refreshing way to end any meal on a sweet note.

How are you enjoying mango season?

Now that you’ve got some mango-inspired ideas, why not share your creations? Snap a photo of your mango meals and tag us, or leave a comment with your favourite mango recipes.

Mango season is a splendid time to explore new recipes and bask in the nutritional benefits of this amazing fruit. From smoothies to salsa and chutney to ice cream, there’s no limit to how you can enjoy mangoes. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the deliciousness today!


  • Coco Anetor-Sokei

    Meet Coco, the delightful and eccentric Content Editor at Marie Claire Nigeria. With a passion for mindful living and ample sleep, she's been weaving words since 2015. As a devoted mother, Coco cherishes moments with her inquisitive, spirited daughter, exploring the world to find deeper meaning in life.

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