Your days of worrying about whats for dinner are over.

Less time, fewer ingredients, amazing flavor, endless options. That's Mesa de Vida.

Use a little or
use a lot

Sauté, simmer, season, slow cook and more with our versatile gourmet global flavor bases. Mesa de Vida recipe starter sauces are thick, rich, concentrated, versatile work-horses for your kitchen.


as a recipe starter 

Replace hours of labor, a basket full of vegetables, and a pantry full of spices with just one jar of Mesa de Vida! 3-ingredient masterpiece meals that taste like you spent hours building the flavors are easy when you start with Mesa de Vida. Transform simple pantry and freezer staples (or even leftovers!) into an incredible dinner that serves, on average, 6-8 servings.

Seasoning Sauce

By the spoonful, each jar of sauce contains approximately 12-18 servings. Whisk in to eggs, mix into meatballs or meatloaf, add to water for cooking grains, and more. You'll find yourself reaching for Mesa de Vida sauces as  your go-to, multi-purpose seasoning base for everything you cook!

Slow cooker Sauce, Instant Pot sauce

Use in your slow cooker or pressure cooker to make a juicy, flavorful creation. *Chowhound said we're one of the best slow cooker sauces! Click here for our growing slow cooker recipe collection for inspiration.

as a flavor base

Use as an all-natural recipe starter for soups, chili and stews. Start with a jar of Mesa de Vida, add your favorite protein, legume, and/or vegetable, and a little bit of broth, and you'll create a nourishing bowl of cozy comfort - with a #globalgourmet twist - that is practically effortless.


Pop & pour

Have a recipe that starts with you having to chop a basket full of aromatic vegetables, and buy a cabinet full of spices? Swap in Mesa de Vida instead! We're your go-to kitchen hack for cooking amazing homemade meals, without having to compromise your health, time, or great flavor. *Try our take on birria, or this recipe for one of the best tasting, easiest, healthy pasta sauces that tastes like it simmered all day long!

Swap for dried spices

Add a spoon or two to anything that you’re cooking as a seasoning sauce instead of dried spice blends to add fresh, vibrant, global gourmet flavor! Bring life to rice, grains, leftover rotisserie chicken, or homemade bone broth.

Simmer sauce, braising sauce, roasting sauce

Spoon onto veggies and meat before sautéing, roasting or braising for exciting meals in minutes. (Watch me show you how to braise on Seattle's King5 news!)

Marinate, grill & glaze

Use as a flavorful, globally inspired, no-sugar, low-sodium marinade or glaze. Click here to see how!

Making a meal? #MakeItWithMesadeVida!

Mesa de Vida sauces are extremely low in sodium, add salt to your own taste.  When you're cooking with our concentrated, complex blends, you'll find you need a lot less salt. See why producing a low-sodium product for you was important to our founder, Chef Kirsten.

Once you start cooking with Mesa de Vida, you'll find more and more ways to use it!

What are you making with Mesa de Vida? 

Some of our favorite recipes are from our customers! Do you have a great recipe using Mesa de Vida? Click the button below to share.