Have your very own ‘aam party’ with these refreshing mango recipes

If you caught our previous post on how to pick and store mangoes the right way, here are a few recipes that will make you the star of your very own ‘aam party’ throughout the rest of the year.

Mango Margarita

Mango Margarita

This is the perfect party starter, especially if you’re starting your party earlier in the day.

What do you need?
  • 1 ½ ounce Tequila
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces fresh mango, peeled, pitted and pureed
  • 2 ounces sugar syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup cracked ice

Add ingredients to a blender. Add cracked ice, and blend until smooth. Serve in a tumbler or margarita glass. Garnish with a wheel of lime.

Mango Yogurt

Mango yoghurt and muesli bowl

Breakfast doesn’t have to be a boring bowl of cornflakes, at least not for the next couple of months. Here’s a great mango recipe to kick-start to your day.

What do you need?
  • 1 large mango
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla (or plain) yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tablespoons muesli (without fruit)

Create your bowls: Slice off the sides of the mango. Cut a checkerboard pattern in the mango flesh, stopping just short of the skin. Scoop out diced mango and place in a bowl.

Create your filling: In a small bowl, combine yoghurt, honey and cinnamon. Add diced mango to yoghurt mixture. Spoon equal parts into each half. Sprinkle with muesli.

Mango Cake

Mango cake

So you have a sweet tooth, but you don’t have the time? With this recipe, all you need is ten minutes of prep and 30 mins of baking time to have your cake and eat it!

What do you need?

  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. grated sweetened coconut (baking type)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For mango & cream:
  • 2 ripe mangoes, diced, (about 2 cups),
  • 1/2 brick cream cheese (about 62g/2.2 oz)
  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper and set aside. Take cream cheese out of the refrigerator and set aside to bring to room temperature. Melt butter in a saucepan and set aside to cool.

Beat eggs and sugar on high speed for 4-5 minutes or until a ribbon forms when you stop and lift beaters from the batter. On low speed, add coconut, then gradually add flour, salt, baking powder, butter, and vanilla. Avoid over-mixing.

Pour 3/4 of batter into one pan and 1/4 into the other. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until an inserted fork comes out clean. Run a butter knife around the circumference of each pan to loosen, then leave in pans to cool completely on wire racks or stovetop.

Meanwhile, beat cream cheese with sugar and extract until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form (6-8 min.). Fold whipping cream into cream cheese a little at a time. Assemble cake or chill until ready to serve.

To assemble, gently remove cakes from pans. Place smaller cake on plate and spoon over cream. Top with 1/2 of the diced mango. Then, using a serrated knife, place the thicker cake on the counter and slice in half horizontally. Set lower half over cake, and spread with 1/3 cream and remaining mango. Place top over and spread with remaining cream. This cake is usually left with sides exposed but if you have extra cream you can cover the circumference as well. Chill until ready to serve.

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa

The perfect accompaniment to any white meat – such as fish and chicken, this salsa is sweet, tangy and spicy in every mouth-full, and best of all, this is one of those mango recipes that you can make it in 5 minutes.

What do you need?

  • 1 mango peeled & diced
  • 4 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 2 inch chunk of cucumber, diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • A hand-full of coriander, chopped
  • ½ red chilli, chopped & de-seeded
  • Juice of 1 lime

Simply put all the chopped ingredients into a bowl, give it a quick stir around and pop it into the fridge until ready to serve.

So, which recipe are you going to try out first? Do you have a favourite mango dish that you make every year? Let us know in the comments below.

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