Mango and Tajin


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Indulge in a taste of Mexico with this Mangos with Tajin recipe! The sweet, juicy mangos paired with the spicy and tangy Tajin seasoning create an addictive snack that's a popular treat in Mexican cuisine.

Recipe Description

This recipe works because it combines the natural sweetness of mangos with the zesty kick of Tajin seasoning. The combination of mangos and Tajin is a classic in Mexican cuisine, with Tajin adding a spicy, salty, and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the sweet mango. Serve it as a refreshing snack on a hot summer day or as a unique side dish at your next barbecue. Pair it with a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an extra citrusy kick!

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Mango and Tajin Ingredients

  • Tajin: Tajin is a popular Mexican seasoning blend made from chili peppers, lime, and salt. It adds a spicy, tangy, and slightly salty flavor to dishes. If you're not familiar with Tajin, it can usually be found in the spice aisle or international foods section of most grocery stores. It's a versatile seasoning that can be used to add a kick to fruits, vegetables, and even cocktails. If you don't have Tajin seasoning on hand, you can create a similar flavor profile by combining equal parts chili powder, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt.

Test Kitchen Notes

  • Choosing Ripe Mangos: Look for mangos that give slightly to gentle pressure, similar to ripe avocados. They should also have a fruity aroma at the stem end.

    Cutting Mangos: To easily slice the mango cheeks, cut lengthwise along each side of the mango pit. Then, score the flesh in a cross-hatch pattern being careful not to cut through the skin. Invert the mango cheek to pop out the cubes. We highly recommend these Shun knives for all your slicing and dicing needs!

    Variations: Try sprinkling Tajin on other fruits like pineapple or watermelon for a tasty twist. You can also mix Tajin into marinades for meats or sprinkle it on popcorn for a spicy snack.

    Serving Suggestions: Serve the mangos with Tajin as a snack, dessert, or side dish. For an extra burst of flavor, squeeze fresh lime juice over the top before serving.

    Storing Tajin: Store Tajin in a cool, dry place to maintain its flavor and freshness. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.


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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 2 large mango cheeks (from 1 ripe mango)
  • 2 teaspoons tajin, adjusted to taste


  • Step 1

    Slice the mango cheeks in a cross-hatch pattern.

  • Step 2

    Sprinkle the Tajin seasoning over the sliced mango cheeks and enjoy!