How To Make Mexican Mango Flowers
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A super popular Mexican snack of fresh mango cut into a shape of a flower and drizzled with lime juice and ground chile pepper. You'll often find them sold by street vendors all over Mexico, it's a great way to cool down on a hot day.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
  • mangos (preferably large & meaty mangoes, as it's easier to handle them)
  • thick wooden skewers with a point
  • Tajin ground chile powder mix (or substitute with ground red chile pepper and a pinch of salt)
  • freshly squeezed lime juice, optional
  1. Slice off a couple of inches off the rounded end of the mango with a sharp knife. Now insert the wooden skewer into the exposed seed centre -- work it in by pushing and twisting the skewer back and forth, once you feel it go in a bit you can push it in a little further by holding on to the mango and tapping the wooden skewer onto your work surface.
  2. Peel the mango with either a knife or a sharp vegetable peeler. Working your way from the bottom up make small slices with the knife working down the flesh and right before cutting off completely angle your knife away from the mango, this creates the "petal". Continue all the way around the mango to finish the first line of petals. For the second line you want to make the first cut so it's above and between two of the first row cuts -- do watch the video for a guided visual explanation. Don't worry if you're petals aren't perfect, it takes lots and lots of practice to get it to look like the street vendors in Mexico. Once you've cut all the way to the top of the mango drizzle with lime juice, if using, then dust with as much Tajin powder as you'd like. Eat right away.
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