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.
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.
Be sure your grill grates are very clean and oiled well so nothing sticks.
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.
- Olive oil
- Juice from 1 lime
- Chili powder
- Fresh cilantro
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.
2: Brush the mango with olive oil and grill over medium heat until slightly charred.
3: Sprinkle with lime juice, chili powder, and cilantro.
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
Refrigerator: Store in a covered container for up to 4 days.
Reheat: Cover and microwave at 30-second intervals until heated through.
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.
Mangos are sweet and have a flavor that some say is similar to an apple, apricot, peach, pear, or pineapple.
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.
You probably didn't thoroughly clean and oil your grill grates. That's the primary reason your fruit would stick.
More Sweet Favorites
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Juice from 1 lime
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp chili powder
- Optional: garnish with fresh cilantro
- Preheat grill to medium heat. (about 250ºF)
- Cut mangoes in half, removing the pit from both halves.
- 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.
- Press gently on the skin-side of each half, so the flesh of the mangoes are more exposed.
- Brush mango flesh with olive oil.
- Place mangoes flesh-side down on your heated grill.
- Grill until mangoes are slightly charred. Remove from grill.
- Sprinkle mangoes with lime juice, salt, and chili powder.
- Optional: Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 23gProtein 1g
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