Clinton Kelly, TV personality, The Chew star and former What Not to Wear co-host, shares his favorite mango-based recipes with Closer!

Endive Boats with Fresh Mango Chicken Salad

endive boats with fresh mango chicken salad

(Photo Credit: National Mango Board)

Prep Time = 30 minutes

Servings = 6


  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, fresh chopped

  • 1 teaspoon tarragon, fresh chopped (optional)

  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 large mango, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced, divided

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded

  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced

  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 3 large fresh Belgian endives, leaves separated

  • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts, chopped and toasted


  • In a medium size bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine mango (reserving some for garnish), chicken, celery and green onion. (Reserve 1 tablespoon green onion for garnish.)

  • Pour dressing over mixture and toss to coat.

  • Fill endive leaves and garnish with reserved mango, green onion and toasted nuts.

Fresh Mango Raspberry Bellini

fresh mango raspberry bellini

(Photo Credit: National Mango Board)

Prep Time = 10 minutes

Servings = 2


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 mint tea bag

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, diced

  • 1 tablespoon raspberries, refrigerated

  • 1 cup Prosecco, chilled

  • 1 fresh mango wedge, garnish

  • 1 fresh mint sprig, garnish


  • To make mint simple syrup: combine sugar and water in a small saucepan, heat until sugar melts.

  • Remove from heat, add tea bag and steep 5 minutes.

  • Chill syrup. (Simple syrup can be stored in refrigerator for one month.)

  • In a food processor, puree diced mango until smooth.

  • To assemble, place raspberries in glass. Top with 2 tablespoons mint simple syrup, mango puree and Prosecco. Garnish with mango wedge and mint.

  • This drink can be served in a variety of glasses, from a rocks glass to a martini glass.

Chipotle Mango Meatballs

chipotle mango meatballs

(Photo Credit: National Mango Board)

Prep Time = 10 minutes

Cook Time = 30 minutes

Servings = 6


  • 1 (26 ounces) bag prepared beef meatballs

  • 2 cups classic barbecue sauce

  • 2 large mangos, peeled, pitted, cubed

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle seasoning, dried


  • Bake meatballs according to package directions.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine barbecue sauce, mango cubes and chipotle seasoning; stir to blend.

  • Simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add cooked meatballs to sauce and simmer for 5 to7 minutes.

Mango Lavender Agua Fresca

mango lavender agua fresca

(Photo Credit: National Mango Board)

Prep Time = 10 minutes

Servings = 2


  • 3 large mangos, peeled, pitted, diced

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water heated until sugar has dissolved)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons lavender honey

  • 2 cups water (add more for a thinner consistency)


  • Combine all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.

  • Chill before serving; makes 32 ounces.