Mango Chow/Pineapple Chow

by Mustafa Mannan March 29, 2021

Mango Chow/Pineapple Chow

In Trinidad you can find this refreshing snack on the side of the road. Vendors have the prepared snack in bags ready for sale. Often, it is made with chunks of Scotch bonnet peppers that will wake your senses right up. 

A tip when preparing chow is to use any not fully ripened fruit such as pineapple, guavas, mango, peaches or green apples. Thinly sliced onion and cucumber accentuate the taste of the fruit and add a subtle flare.

Tart fruit is preferred for this recipe. The tartness blends with the citrus of the lime and robust flavor of the culantro.

Spicy, savory, sour and sweet in one bite! And it only gets better the longer you let it marinate. 


  • 1 green or barely ripened mango or 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons culantro (or cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon Trini Pepper Sauce
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Peel fruit and cut into slices or chop into bite size pieces
  2. Add minced seasonings, pepper, lime juice, salt and black pepper. Stir all ingredients together and allow to sit for 10 minutes so that the fruit can absorb the flavor. 

Mustafa Mannan
Mustafa Mannan


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