Mangoes are ripe when the fruit yields slightly to gentle pressure. Overripe mangoes may be stringy and difficult to work with.
In a hurry? Instead of fresh mangoes, use peeled sliced mangoes in a jar, or look for peeled diced fresh mangoes in the produce department.
To toast almonds, spread on a cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or spread the almonds in a thin layer in a microwavable pie plate. Microwave on High 4 to 7 minutes or until golden brown stirring frequently.