Grilled Mangoes

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These grilled mangoes are the perfect addition to any barbecue. The sweetness of the mangoes is pulled out by grilling, and the lemon juice and chili powder add a zesty kick.

Overhead shot of grilled mango on plate

I love grilling fruits of all kinds. That caramelized exterior accentuates the natural sweetness so much. You can taste that especially well when you grill mangoes.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It's a sweet, zesty, and zingy grilled treat.
  • Everyone always comes back for more of these.

Top Tip

Be sure your grill grates are very clean and oiled well so nothing sticks.

Overhead shot of grilled mangoes on plates


You'll only need a handful of ingredients to make these tasty mangoes. Check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Mangoes
  • Olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt
  • Chili powder
  • Fresh cilantro
Overhead shot of mango surrounded by individual ingredients on table


It's so easy to grill these delicious fruits. Anyone can do it with no problems. The highlights are below, but you'll find the complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Cut the mangoes in half, remove the pit, and slice.

Closeup shot of mango with pit removed
Closeup shot of hand holding a mango half that's been sliced.
Closeup shot sliced mango half in the skin.

2: Brush the mango with olive oil and grill over medium heat until slightly charred.

Closeup shot of mango being brushed with olive oil.
Mangoes being grilled
Closeup shot of hand holding grilled mango over grill grate with more grilled mangoes

3: Sprinkle with lime juice, chili powder, and cilantro.

Closeup shot of lime juice being squeezed over grilled mangoes
Overhead shot of grilled mango on plate.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Any tropical fruit like pineapple, papaya, and the like will work for this recipe.
  • You can omit the chili powder if you like.
  • For an extra kick, use a bit of cayenne in place of chili powder.


  • Measuring spoons
  • Food-grade brush
  • Grill
  • Knife


Refrigerator: Store in a covered container for up to 4 days.

Reheat: Cover and microwave at 30-second intervals until heated through.

Closeup shot of forkful of grilled mango

What to Serve with Grilled Mangoes

These mangoes are great when served as a delicious grilled dessert topped with some whipped cream. They can also be served as part of a fruit salad or alongside grilled or barbecue meats.


  • Be sure you don't cut into or through the skin when slicing the mangoes.
  • Give the mango halves a squeeze after you've sliced them to expose the flesh for easier grilling.
  • It's important that your grill grates are very clean and well-oiled for best results.
Overhead shot of grilled mango on plate


What does mango taste like?

Mangos are sweet and have a flavor that some say is similar to an apple, apricot, peach, pear, or pineapple.

What does grilling fruit do?

When fruit is grilled, the natural juices inside of it concentrate as the heat up, making the fruit sweeter. In addition, the natural sugars in the flesh that are exposed to the grill grates caramelize for even more flavor.

Why did my mangoes stick to the grill?

You probably didn't thoroughly clean and oil your grill grates. That's the primary reason your fruit would stick.

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Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Mangoes

Grilled Mangoes

Grilled mangoes bring a taste of the tropics to any barbecue. They're perfectly caramelized and so sweet with a kick of tartness from lime.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Optional: garnish with fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. (about 250ºF)
  2. Cut mangoes in half, removing the pit from both halves.
  3. Using a sharp knife, score the mangoes in a diagonal pattern in both directions.  This will create diamond shapes.  Be sure not to cut through the skin on the back side.
  4. Press gently on the skin-side of each half, so the flesh of the mangoes are more exposed.
  5. Brush mango flesh with olive oil.
  6. Place mangoes flesh-side down on your heated grill.
  7. Grill until mangoes are slightly charred.  Remove from grill. 
  8. Sprinkle mangoes with lime juice, salt, and chili powder.
  9. Optional: Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 23gProtein 1g

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