Mango Season: A Field Guide

It’s the best season of all!

Well, maybe not the weather. It’s hot and humid and we’ve got thunderstorms every day. Worst of all, we’re right smack in the middle of hurricane season. But it’s also mango season, which I look forward to all year.

It is funny how hurricane season and mango season coincide. Maybe mangos are mother nature’s consolation prize for surviving Florida summer. We deserve them. They are, after all, the most delicious fruit on the planet. What Bubba Gump is to shrimp, I am to mangos. I’m putting my obsession on full display here. I’m calling it a field guide. It’s a rough draft for the mango bible I’d love to write some day. If you’ve got a ton of mangos, I’ve got you covered. These are all my mango tips and tricks, along with mango recipes for every meal of the day. There are plenty of recipes perfect for bringing to parties, and of course I’ve got some mango drinks for you, tooFirst off, let’s protect your harvest: Tips for keeping critters off your mangos.The best way to slice and freeze mangos.Mango Madness, the disease in which you are allergic to mangos and yet you still grow them and eat them.Here are all the years I’ve written about Mango Mania, an annual celebration of all things mango. You’ll see this * after all the recipes that are Mango Mania winners.

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018 

Now let’s start off this recipe collection with one of the greatest for using a whole bunch of mangos:Just like apple butter, only with mangos.  Mango ButterDehydrating them is another way to delicious way to preserve your harvest.
Breakfast Recipes:

Mango Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

Key Lime Mango Lassi

Rachel’s Mango Muffins


Spicy Mango Pineapple Margaritas

Mint & Mango Iced Tea

Mango Ginger Mojitos *

Mango Key Lime Daiquiri 


Grilled Mango & Arugula Salad

Mango Green Bean Thai Salad *

Tropical Quinoa Salad

Green Mango Salad

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Fresh Rolls & Spicy Mango Sauce

Forbidden Rice *


Grouper and Mango Ceviche*

Matt’s Mango Salsa

Watermelon Mango Gazpacho


Mojito Grilled Fish Skewers

Macadamia Coconut Halibut with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Mango Coconut Fish Curry

Barbecue-Grilled Blackfin Tuna with Mango

Mango Lychee Shrimp Kebabs

Spanish Mackerel Tacos with Mango Chutney

Mango Mahi Larb*

Caribbean Fish Burgers with Spicy Mango Sauce

Mango Lychee Curry


Mango Brûlée

Mango Roll-ups

No-churn Mango Ice Cream

Mango Key Lime Ripple

Grilled Mango Splits

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

Mango Key Lime Tart

Banana Mango Rolls

Tropical Ice Box Cake

If you’ve got any mango tips, tricks, or recipes to share, please comment below. Happy Mango Season!


8 Comments Mango Season: A Field Guide

  1. Mamacita August 6, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I love your enthusiasm! Now I have to go buy some mangoes and make something from your list.

    1. suwanneerose August 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks! Anything mango = always delicious. Enjoy!

  2. Julie August 6, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I love this post! Thank you! And yes, you should write that book.

    1. suwanneerose August 7, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Thank you, Julie! 🙂

  3. Nicole Coudal August 7, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Well, this definitely is a helpful Field Guide for mango season! Thanks for sharing all your tips and tasty recipes. And I look forward to reading that bible one day. . .

  4. Jane August 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Can’t wait to buy the book, which obviously, is already written! We still have one left, but not for long.

    1. suwanneerose August 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks, Jane! I’m hoping the squirrels saved some for us. We’ll find out tomorrow.

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