Refreshing Mango Recipes to Enjoy All Summer Long

It’s around that time in Egypt when sweet, seasonal mangos have ripened! If you’re one of those people who can’t resist the temptation of buying a box full of these delectable fruits whether it’s ‘Awees’, ‘Fas’ or ‘Hindi’, then you’re in luck. As the weather gets warmer you’ll be seeing plenty of irresistible mangos this season at the grocery stores and markets. We all know that eating mangos as they are is a pure delight, but have you ever tried creating dishes and desserts with them?

If you happen to have some spare mangos lying around, we’ll give you the perfect idea of how to put them to good use. Whether you’re a sweet or savory lover, we’ve got some mouthwatering and unique dishes that feature mangos as the star ingredient. So get ready to tease your taste buds, and let’s dive into the world of mango cuisine and explore new flavors and ingredients.


Mango Chicken Curry 

Mango chicken curry is a mouthwatering Indian recipe that owes its delectable sweetness to the addition of fresh mangos, the natural sweetness of mangos adds tons of flavor to the curry. Chunks of juicy mangoes are generously scattered throughout the curry sauce, giving every bite an explosion of fruity goodness. However, it’s important to note that the flavor of mangos can vary depending on their ripeness. If you happen to use underripe mangos, you may need to add a little honey to balance the tartness. Conversely, if you use overly ripe mangos, a touch of lime juice or vinegar can help to balance the sweetness. To fully enjoy the mango chicken curry, it’s best to serve it with steamed basmati rice and a simple veggie side to round out the meal.


Amba is a Middle Eastern pickled mango condiment that’s widely consumed in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Palestine. amba is often used as a flavor booster and can be paired with a variety of dishes. In Iraqi cuisine, amba is commonly served over seafood, kababs, and eggs, while in Saudi Arabian cuisine, it’s frequently served on an appetizer platter with bread, cheese, eggs, and various meats. It can also be used as a dressing for salads or drizzled on sandwiches for an extra punch of flavor. Although the combination of ingredients may seem unusual to some, the sweet, sour, and spicy mango sauce ties it all together beautifully. Traditionally, the amba recipe is made using ripened mangoes that have been left in the sun for several days to achieve that perfect tangy flavor.


If you’re in the mood for a refreshing fruit salad/cocktail, you might want to give Fakhfakhina a try. This Middle Eastern dessert has its origins in Egypt, where it’s commonly consumed as street food to beat the heat. It’s no surprise that it’s often referred to as the “Mother of all fruit Salads!” The recipe is incredibly simple, just cut up some seasonal fruit into chunks, pour mango juice over it, and top it off with your preferred ice cream and nuts. 

Mediterranean-Style Mango salad

Salads are not only healthy but delicious too, and there are countless ways to switch them up depending on the season. This savory mango salad is a perfect example of a salad that perfectly blends different flavors and ingredients. With a Mediterranean twist, the salad features juicy pomegranate arils, fresh herbs, and a light dressing of freshly squeezed lime juice and high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Each bite of this mango salad is bursting with a little sweetness, a little savoriness, a little tanginess, and a little warmth, creating a perfect explosion of flavor in your mouth.

Mango Kunafa & Cream Bowls

Kunafa been incorporated into so many popular desserts in the Middle East. The dish involves a layering of cream, crunchy kunafa flakes, and juicy pieces of mango, with the option to add whipped cream for extra indulgence. This recipe is perfect for hot summer days when you need something refreshing and easy to make. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a newbie in the kitchen, these Kunafa mango bowls will surely satisfy your sweet cravings.

Grilled Mango Chicken kabobs

There’s something undeniably fun and delicious about food on a stick, and this grilled chicken and mango kabobs recipe is no exception. These are perfect for a light summer appetizer. The chicken breast is marinated in a flavorful blend of spices before being threaded onto skewers with juicy chunks of mango, bell peppers, and red onion. Once assembled, the kabobs are brushed with oil or a sauce and grilled to perfection. This can be served with a side of mango chutney or simply enjoy plain.

Mango Mahalabia

If you’re looking for a sweet and refreshing dessert to enjoy this summer, then you might want to try mahalabia with mango. This Middle Eastern dessert is made with a creamy base of milk and sugar, thickened with cornstarch, and topped with a luscious mango puree that is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. The dessert is typically served in glass cups or bowls and can be garnished with your favorite nuts for added texture and flavor.

So if you’re a fan of mangos, try out these recipes! With an abundance of sweet and juicy mangos available, there are countless ways to enjoy this delicious fruit. 

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