It’s a common site in CR to see someone on the side of the road selling green mango slices. Last week I had the chance to try them for the first time at a friends house. We picked a bunch right off her tree and feasted while gossiping and watching macaws fly above the Pacific ocean from her backyard! What a life, huh? They taste ridiculously good, like, sour candy kinda good. It’s almost like a hybrid between a granny smith and a mango. If you’re into tart flavors like me, go out and get yourself one, or two, or three, or TEN! I can’t believe how I missed out on this when we lived on that mango farm in Atenas because we left while the mangos were still mostly green!
If you ever do want to try them, I’ll tell ya how to do it like a tico. Peel them. Then cut around the pit at the widest part, same as you would do with an avocado. Crack it open and remove the white pit in the middle. Slice the halves into strips and you’re ready to snack like a tropical goddess.
Once sliced, they are usually sprinkled with salt or lime juice. I ate them plain, they were perfectly delicious.
Everyone needs a friend with a mango tree! ;)