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Burong Mangga - Green Mango Pickles

Burong Mangga, the Filipino Green Mango Pickles are tart, crisp, pickles in a tangy, sweet syrup, made from unripe mangoes. The word "burong" is Pilipino for preserving or pickling in vinegar usually. It takes two days to pickle these mango slices. After letting the flavors settle, these mango pickles make a great side to grilled or roasted entrees. This is an Asian in America recipe by Elizabeth Ann Quirino. This recipe fills up 3 mason glass jars of 12 oz. each.
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 d 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Burong Mangga Green Mango Pickles
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Asian in America - Elizabeth Ann Quirino


  • 3 Mason glass jars - 12 oz. each; OR 4 bottles of 8 oz. each


  • 4 whole large green mangoes, peeled, pitted, sliced in 3-inch pieces; Ataulfo variety or similar is preferred; or use any green unripe mangoes available.
  • 3 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon salt

For syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water


Day 1 - To prepare mangoes:

  • In a large, non-reactive or glass bowl, combine the vinegar, water and salt. Stir and mix the brine well.
    Place the sliced mangoes in the bowl, soaking in the brine. The liguid should be enough to cover the mangoes.
    Cover the bowl with a tray or large plate. Allow the mangoes to soak at least 10 to 12 hours or overnight.

Day 2 - To make the syrup:

  • In a heavy, medium-sized stockpot, over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and water. Cover the stockpot.
    The water and sugar will boil in about 6 minutes. The syrup will be clear-colored, with a slightly thick consistency.
    Cool the syrup on the counter for at least an hour. This amount will yield about 2 ½ cups, enough to fill the glass jars.

To prepare the jars:

  • Wash the jars and covers with soap and water. Sterilize the glass jars and covers in boiling water.
    Rest the jars on a tray, on the counter, to cool down for easier handling.

To assemble the Burong Mangga Pickles:

  • Drain the liquid from the mangoes that were soaking. Discard the brine.
    Wash the mango strips lightly to remove any white residue left from the vinegar.
    Using a pair of tongs or a fork, arrange the mango strips vertically inside the sterilized glass jars.
    When syrup has cooled at room temperature, pour into the jars of pickled mangoes. There should be enough syrup to cover the slices inside the bottles.
    Cover the jars with the lids. Store the pickled mangoes in the refrigerator.
    Wait at least 2 days for the pickles' tart and sweet flavors to set in, before serving.
    Serve as a side, an appetizer or a condiment for grilled or roast entrees.

Cook's comments:

  • I used the Ataulfo mango variety for these green mango pickles. If not available, you can use any mango variety, but they have to be unripe, and all of it very green. Using ripe mangoes does not result in good pickles - they can become soggy and unpleasant to eat.
    These green mango pickles are a good side dish for grilled or roasted chicken, pork, beef, or fish and seafoods. Or these can be eaten by itself as a snack. They are addictive, though.

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Serving: 128g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Sodium: 1763mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 50g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg