Mango Hedgehog

A fresh, ripe, sweet mango is one of my favourite things to eat…as a mango hedgehog!  But they can be a bit tricky to prepare. The question is – who is the lucky one to have the stone to chew on?!


1 x Ripe mango


  • Place your Mango on your chopping board and see how it rolls to one side. This gives you an idea where the stone is positioned in the fruit. If it falls to the right, the stone will be slightly to the right of the fruit.
  • Slice along the mango, parallel to where you estimate the stone to be. Repeat on the other side. You should find you have 2 mango cheeks.
  • Make 3-4 incisions along the mango cheek, equidistant and right up to the skin of the fruit. Repeat across the fruit at 90 degrees.
  • Pop the mango cheek inside out and there you have it!

How kids can help

  • Peel the skin from around the left over stone and let your child chew around it – yum! No left overs – perfect.

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