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Mango Agar-Agar Salad

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Mango agar-agar salad

Mango agar-agar salad

Mango is a popular tropical fruit used to prepare both savory dishes and desserts. This citrusy fruit tastes sour when unripe and sweet when ripe.

Agar-agar is a vegetarian gelatin made with seaweed. In this recipe, it makes a fabulously refreshing dessert called mango agar-agar salad.


For the agar-agar:

  • 6 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 25 grams agar-agar powder

For the salad:

  • 10 pieces mango, sliced and pitted
  • 30 grams powdered milk


For preparing the mangoes:

  • chopping board
  • knife
  • spoon

For preparing the agar-agar:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • wire whisk
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For cooking:

  • pot
  • whisk

For molding:

  • jelly molder or any container
  • ladle

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

2 to 4 servings


  1. Pour the water into a pot. Add sugar and agar-agar powder.
  2. Bring the mixture to boil. Stir from time to time to ensure that there are no lumps.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a jelly molder or container. Let it cool a bit before placing it in the fridge to cool further.
  4. Prepare the mangoes: Keep the skin on and cut the sides of each mango vertically from the stone or pit. Discard the pits.
  5. Use a knife to make crosswise and lengthwise cuts in the flesh of each side. Be sure not to cut through the peel.
  6. Remove the flesh using a spoon or a glass. Transfer to a large bowl.
  7. Prepare the other mangoes similarly; then place the mango fruit in the fridge to chill.
  8. When the agar-agar mixture has solidified, cut it into cubes that are approximately the same size as the mangoes.
  9. Add the chilled mango cubes and place the salad back in the fridge to chill before serving.
Delicious mango agar-agar salad, ready to serve

Delicious mango agar-agar salad, ready to serve

Tips and Techniques

  • Adjust the amount of sugar to make the salad sweeter.
  • Use powdered milk to prevent the salad from being too watery.
  • Choose evaporated milk or all-purpose cream instead of powdered milk, if the latter is not available.
  • Replace agar-agar powder with regular gelatin powder.

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