Recipe: Dried Mangoes – A sweet, tangy, and healthy treat

Recipe: Dried Mangoes – A sweet, tangy, and healthy treat

Dried mangoes. Is there anything better? I’m not sure. I remember when my friend first introduced me to dried mangoes during grad school. She forced me to eat one (rough, I know), and I was hooked. Unfortunately, I knew that these little store-bought gems were not the awesome health food that the package labeling would like me to believe. While a short ingredient list (only three items), two of them were still suspect:

  • Mango
  • Sugar
  • Sulfer Dioxide

The sugar part wouldn’t be the worse thing in the world for an occasional snack if it weren’t the processed, possibly GMO variety. Nope. No thanks.

And sulfer dioxide? Even though it’s allowed by the FDA as a preservative… um, looking over its profile doesn’t make me want to ingest it. Ever.

A better dried mango recipe

I was on the lookout for a better dried mango recipe. And I found one! It’s simple and yummy. A big thanks to Cooking God’s Way for the recipe idea. It’s really good. In fact, when I first made these I told my husband he had to wait to try them. They finished drying just before I went to bed and I wanted to grab a few photos when the light was good the following day. I promised he could have some later.

Well, I took my photos the next day while the hubs was off doing some work. And I’m not sure what happened because by the time he got back they were gone! (Weird. *burp*).

Of course, I made these in my handy dehydrator…. (which you still have a couple days to enter to win!) Just another reason why I love this kitchen gadget.

Recipe for dried mangoes. Sweet, tangy, and good for you!

Bonus: How to peel your mango

Sometimes mangoes can be hard to cut. Here is a quick picture tutorial on how to get your mango strips ready for dried mango yum.

1. Slice off the ends (just a little bit!) so that you have a sturdy bottom to work with:

Recipe for dried mangoes. Sweet, tangy, and good for you!

2. Carefully slice away a the thin layer of outer peel.

Recipe for dried mangoes. Sweet, tangy, and good for you!

3. Slice your pieces, keeping the size consistent. Just keep moving around the mango until you start getting to the fibrous core. Then stop.

Recipe for dried mangoes. Sweet, tangy, and good for you!

The end.

Easy, right?


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  1. Katie

    I can’t wait to make these and I love the tutorial on peeling and cutting the mango – very helpful!

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Stacey

    Looks yummy! Thanks for the peeling and slicing tutorial, too. I don’t think I have ever purchased a mango. How do you know when one is ripe/good?

    1. Post author

      Look for a mango that smells sweet and that is soft… kind of like an avocado. You don’t want it too mushy, but you should be able to feel some give when you press it.

  3. Kimberly May

    This looks. Super easy and delicious. I’m a huge mango fan but I’ve never had dried mango before. I guess I’m going to have to invest Ina dehydrator so I can try this out.

    1. Post author

      I can’t say for sure how it would turn out, but it wouldn’t stop me from trying if that was my only option. I’d start with just one mango, and check it earlier on since it will be hotter.

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