Top down view of three mangoes with grill marks and sprinkled with spices and cilantro sitting on white plate on a wood table with limes

Grilled Chili Mangoes

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Fruit
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


Not only does a bit of char add to these grilled chili mangoes. It releases their juices and marries in the perfect chili flavor. Top with cilantro and you’ll have the perfect, sweet, summer treat!



  • 4 ripe mangoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as vegetable or safflower

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Heat grill on high.
  2. To prepare the mangoes, remove the mango peel using a vegetable peeler. Stand the peeled mango upright and slice off one side, keeping the knife close to the center pit. Repeat on the opposite side, creating two halves of fruit. Continue peeling and cutting mangoes until there are eight large pieces of fruit.
  3. Place two skewers into each fruit for stabilization and set on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and lime juice, turning and moving the fruit around to ensure they are evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
  4. Place the fruit over direct heat and grill until the mangoes are slightly charred, 8-12 minutes. Once the fruit has char marks, remove from the grill.
  5. To serve, sprinkle with lime zest and cilantro.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 mango
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 302.4mg
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.6g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: fruit, mango, grilled