5 Recipes Perfect For Memorial Day Weekend – with a #GlobalGourmet Twist

Looking for some globally-inspired, healthy recipes to make this Memorial Day weekend? Mesa de Vida is here to make it easy for you to make it amazing!

Here you'll find 4 of our grilled recipes that are sure to amp up an ordinary grilling session with a #globalgourmet twist.  You'll also find our picnic-perfect Moroccan-inspired Kefta recipe with Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Salad that can be served warm, or at room temperature.

All of these recipes are perfect for a quick weeknight meal, but also make a fabulous dinner party menu. They're also Whole30 and Paleo friendly (or contain easy modifications to be), naturally gluten-free, and low in sodium!

Cheers to the weekend! ~ Chef Kirsten

North African Inspired Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kebab Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 22, 2020

Tender, flavorful chicken and vegetables glazed in a rich glaze with North African inspired flavors. Complete these delicious and easy kebabs with a garlicky herb yogurt drizzle for a fabulous meal that is great to serve at your next al fresco dinner party! RECIPE NOTES This recipe, as well as our Caribbean inspired grilled chicken…

Caribbean Glazed Grilled Chicken Recipe with Mesa de Vida

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 21, 2020

Our Caribbean-inspired recipe starter sauce makes an extraordinary (because you don’t do ordinary) marinade and grilling glaze for any protein or vegetables you’re grilling up. Almost like homemade from scratch! We make it easy for you to make it amazing. Our low-sodium, no oil cooking concentrates are made with fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs. To…

Latin Chicken & Potato Pouch Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 23, 2020

This recipe is one in a 3-part recipe series partnering with my friends at the Washington State Potato Commission. We wanted to bring you some easy, nutritious, and delicious recipes starring the mighty potato! These Latin Chicken & Potato Pouches are a complete meal in a pouch! Bake these tender, juicy, flavorful chicken and potato…

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How To Make Pork Al Pastor At Home

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 4, 2018

This simple technique and recipe will help you make authentic tasting Pork Al Pastor right in your own kitchen! We absolutely love pork al pastor. I first had tacos al pastor many years ago from a taco truck in the Seattle area, and I fell in love with the flavorful marinated, slow roasted, caramelized, thinly…

Moroccan inspired Kefta with Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | February 26, 2018

Try this exciting Kefta recipe to bring Moroccan inspired flavor to your table, simply! This Whole30 Friendly, gluten free, paleo, low-fat, healthy recipe is ready in about 30 minutes and is so simple to make. What is kefta? Keft, kofta, kafta, depending on the region it comes from, is essentially seasoned ground meat. The savory,…