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Recipes to make the most of mango season

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 10 May 2018

There are few tastes as captivating as an aromatic, perfectly ripe mango and few flavours more synonymous with summer. Though certain varieties of mango are available year-round in British supermarkets, the very best mangoes are imported from India and Pakistan and available for only a brief period each year. Late spring signals the start of the season with the arrival of Indian Alphonso, Kedar and Badami mangoes. Late June heralds the arrival of the equally sweet and mouth-watering Sindrhi and Chausna varieties from Pakistan. Seize the opportunity to eat and cook with this uniquely wondrous fruit while it is at its best with this collection of our favourite recipes.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

by Monir Mohammed, Martin Gray

One of the best ways to allow the flavour of a perfectly ripe mango to shine through is in a simple, refreshing lassi. Perfect for cooling down on warmer days.

Mango, Rum and Lime Syllabub

Mango, Rum and Lime Syllabub

Fresh, punchy and sweet, this brilliant make-ahead dessert is a celebration of mango.

Soba noodles with aubergine and mango

Soba noodles with aubergine and mango

from Plenty

With its intense fragrance and sweetness, mango can add real depth and complexity to savoury dishes as well as sweet. Here, for example, sweet mango is the perfect foil to earthy soba noodles.

Mad Mango Salsa

Mad Mango Salsa

by DJ BBQ

Perk up your barbecue spread with this sweet and vibrant salsa that works particularly well with fish.

Calypso Chicken Burgers

Calypso Chicken Burgers

by Levi Roots

The ultimate summer burger, this recipe by Reggae Reggae Sauce creator, Levi Roots, is bursting with fresh mango, lime, coriander, garlic and courgette.

Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad Mango, Tomatoes, Herbs, Avo, Feta

Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad Mango, Tomatoes, Herbs, Avo, Feta

Crisp corn, sweet mango and tangy feta combine to create summer on a plate in this salad from Jamie Oliver.

Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Mascarpone, Mango and Passion Fruit

Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Mascarpone, Mango and Passion Fruit

by Anna Hansen

Rise and shine with this inspired breakfast of coconut waffles, mango slices, and passion fruit.

Golden Jubilee Chicken

Golden Jubilee Chicken

Nigella’s refreshing take on a classic Coronation Chicken uses fresh mango instead of chutney. The resulting dish is a triumph of summery flavours with mango the star of the show.

Goan Prawn Curry

Goan Prawn Curry

This failsafe Goan prawn curry is served with a sharp and spicy mango salsa to add sweetness and vibrancy.

Mango and Passionfruit Fool

Mango and Passionfruit Fool

by DK Publishing

This tropical fruit twist on a classic promises the perfect balance of sweet, tart and creamy flavours.

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