3 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Mango

Would you like a mango? Of course you would! A perfect blend of tangy sweetness, mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the world.

Since first being cultivated over 5000 years ago in India, humans have popularized them throughout the globe. Their distinctly sweet taste makes them a favorite ingredient for juices, smoothies and sweet desserts. Their sweet nature belies a much greater scope in the world of cuisine, though, as they are one of the world's most versatile fruits with many recipe applications you might not have thought of.

The mango experts here at the Chef'd offices have created three outstanding meal delivery kits that feature mangos in roles that just might surprise you.

How to Cook with Mango

1. Replace Lettuce with Mango Slices in a Burger

3 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Mango

Nothing hits the spot quite like a hamburger. While the classic hamburger has pickles, lettuce, and tomato as its staple ingredients, why not shake things up a little? The burger needs a sweet mango update, and Chef'd is up to the challenge. Mango slices and fresco chile combine with a ground lamb patty to create a unique taste in this New York Times Cooking recipe that presents a healthier and more flavorful alternative to the drive-thru burger. This mouth-watering meal kit is quickly becoming a favorite order, and it is easy to see why when you take that first bite.

Try it: Curry Spiced Lamb Burger with Baked Fries

2. Create a Mango Slaw

3 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Mango

Coleslaw is a standard for many culturally diverse cuisines such as those of Germany, Hawaii and the American South. However, put aside the cabbage and start slicing a mango into a slaw and something magical happens. David Olsen brings this concept to life with the Chili-Glazed Grilled Kauai-Style Shrimp with Mango and Jicama Slaw meal kit. Mixed with crispy jicama, the mango slaw turns what could have been just another old-fashioned coleslaw into a bold statement. This juicer, creamier, sweeter slaw enhances the flavor of the spicy shrimp entree of this island-themed culinary excursion.

Try it: Chili-Glazed Grilled Kauai-Style Shrimp with Mango and Jicama Slaw

3. Lighten Up a Heavy Stew with Cubed Mango

3 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Mango

Nobody said that living a vegetarian lifestyle would be easy, but mangos sure can make it a little easier. If you find that you have a craving for a good old-fashioned beef stew you may find that a little bit of mango can make a stew to remember. An example of this mango stew invasion is the delicious Brazilian Black Bean Stew and Tortilla with Swiss Chard meal kit brought to the Chef'd menu by Vegetarian Times. Based on the traditional Brazilian feijoada, this vegetarian version cranks up the flavor with a bold mix of black beans and diced tomatoes flavored with red bell peppers and leafy swiss chard. The distinct flavor of the mangos shines through to give the stew a little bit of sweetness to go with the spice.

Try it: Brazilian Black Bean Stew and Tortilla with Swiss Chard

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