The beauty of Mesa de Vida Recipe Starter Sauces is you have versatility- you can let your recipe creation be guided by the protein or veggies you have on hand. We'll help you transform ordinary ingredients into extraordinary meals with simple cooking methods that will make you look like a kitchen rock star!

Start with our choose-your-own-flavor-adventure base recipes in the breakout below, then get creative and explore some more recipes if you'd like!

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Healthy sloppy joe recipe

Sloppy Joe Burgers with Latin-Inspired Flavors

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Braised Butternut Squash and Ground Turkey Skillet

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Braised Feta Pasta Skillet

Eggs in a savory tomato sauce with flavors from around the globe

Saucy Skillet Eggs – Choose Your Flavor Adventure!


Choose Your Flavor Adventure – Power Bowl Recipe

A saucy, delicious, lemony chicken tagine recipe in a pot

Chicken Tagine Recipe

braised canned black beans

Choose-Your-Flavor-Adventure Braised Beans Recipe

saucy braised Caribbean chicken recipe

Braised Chicken with Caribbean-Coconut Sauce

Instant Pot full of Creole hamburger and potato soup

Hamburger, Potato and Cabbage Soup with a Global Gourmet Twist!

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Creole Chicken and Lentil Stew – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

Chef Kirsten Mesa de Vida founder for Whole Foods instant pot recipe series

Saucy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

chicken picado recipe

Chicken Picado Recipe

Healthy and easy gourmet North African lamb tagine slow cooker recipe

North African Lamb Tagine-Inspired Slow Cooker Stew Recipe

Easy homemade beef birria recipe

Beef Birria Recipe with Mesa de Vida

Saucy braised chicken skillet with Mesa de Vida

Saucy Braised Chicken Skillet Recipe

Healthy taco hamburger helper recipe

Taco Pasta Recipe


Stuffed Meatloaf and Rice Taco Skillet

Easy, healthy torta recipe Mesa de Vida

Easy and Delicious Torta Recipe

healthy, easy, jambalaya pasta recipe

Jambalaya Inspired Pasta Recipe

Caribbean grilled chicken recipe

Caribbean Glazed Grilled Chicken Recipe with Mesa de Vida

Easy, healthy, Creole braised chicken recipe

Creole Braised Chicken Recipe

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Turkey-Bacon Soft Taco Recipe

Easy one-pan chicken and rice recipe

Easy One-Pot Chicken and Rice Bake |Choose Your Flavor Adventure

How to make Patatas Bravas | Easy, healthy, delicious

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Sausage and potato stew recipe

Southern Sausage and Potato Stew Recipe

North African Beef Pita Sandwiches

North African Inspired Pita Sandwich Recipe

Mediterranean beef and zucchini easy skillet meal

Mediterranean Beef and Zucchini Skillet Recipe

Easy, healthy, dump and go chili stew recipe with Latin flavors

Slow Cooker Smoky Latin Chili Stew Recipe | Easy, Healthy, Delicious

How to make creamy Southern style white beans in the Instant Pot

Creamy Southern-Style White Beans Recipe | Instant Pot Recipe

Black bean huevos rancheros recipe

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros Recipe

How to make lower fat healthy carnitas

How to Make Carnitas-Inspired Pork

Greek Braised Chickpeas Recipe

Greek Braised Chickpeas Recipe

Spicy Caribbean chicken wing recipe

Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Chicken Wings Recipe | Paleo Friendly

Chicken Taco Soup recipe

Smoky Latin Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

Smoky Latin Chicken Fajita Burrito Skillet

Smoky Latin Chicken Fajita Burrito Skillet Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup with Mesa de Vida

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Moroccan Flavors

How to make the best bone broth

How to make easy, flavorful bone broth

Sweet and Smoky Latin braised chicken recipe

Sweet and Smoky Latin Braised Chicken Recipe

Slow cooker North African fall vegetable and lamb stew recipe

Slow Cooker North African Fall Vegetable and Lamb Stew Recipe

low sodium, low carb carnitas recipe

Smoky Latin Carnitas Salad Bowl Recipe

Creamy mashed cauliflower makes the perfect bed for saucy, flavorful Creole shrimp.

Creole Shrimp over Creamy Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Recipe

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Slow Cooker Caribbean Beef Pepper Pot Soup Recipe – Easy | Whole30 | Paleo

Pozole recipe for the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Pozole-Inspired Recipe

Easy gourmet Whole30 and Paleo Moroccan Beef Skillet Recipe

Moroccan Beef and Veggie Skillet Recipe | Whole30 and Paleo

Mesa de Vida Creole Shrimp and grits recipe

Creole Shrimp and Sausage over Creamy Cheddar Grits Recipe

Gourmet Moroccan pizza recipe

3 Gourmet Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipes with a Global Twist

Healthy Beef and Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe

Caribbean Beef and Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe

Easy healthy low sodium Jambalaya recipe

Easy, healthy Jambalaya recipe

Healthy homemade arrabbiata puttanesca-style pasta sauce recipe

Mediterranean Pasta Sauce Recipe

Mediterranean pizza

Mediterranean Pizza on Cauliflower Crust Recipe

Best healthy slow cooker beef stew recipe

Mediterranean Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Mediterranean roasted chicken braised potatoes recipe

Mediterranean roast chicken and braised potatoes recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Cassoulet

Mediterranean Chicken Cassoulet Recipe

Easy red beans and rice recipe

Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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Easy, healthy Chile Colorado recipe – Not So Basic Basics with Mesa de Vida

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Easy, healthy Shepherd’s Pie recipe with Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Topping – Whole30 | Paleo

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Oven-Braised One-Pan Meal – Global Gourmet Not-So-Basic-Basics with Mesa de Vida

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Spanish Seafood Saute – Easy Gourmet Entertaining Recipe

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4 Global Gourmet Menus For Your Next Dinner Party – For All Levels Of Cooks!

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Lynn’s Gourmet Mesa de Vida Slow Cooker Chicken

Mesa de Vida Creole Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya Recipe dinner image

Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya – Whole30 Friendly, Paleo, Low Carb Recipe

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Perfect Pulled Pork Bowls from Sarah, Whole30 Recipe Developer

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How To Make Pork Al Pastor At Home

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Vegetarian Moroccan Lentil, Rice and Caramelized Onion Pilaf

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Smoky Root Vegetable Chili Stew

Healthy Fall Soups and Stews

Healthy Fall Soups & Stews with Chef Kirsten on New Day NW!

Healthy Creole cooking sauce helps you make a healthy shrimp etouffee recipe, simply.

Shrimp Etouffee made easy

Healthy and simple homemade gumbo recipe

Gumbo made easy

Healthy Caribbean sauce recipe for chicken

Caribbean Chicken Recipe

Moroccan lamb and beef tagine with pita Mesa de Vida healthy cooking sauces Metropolitan Market Sammamish

Tagine feast to feed a crowd

How to make a heart-healthy beef soup recipe. Mexican meatball soup recipe

Caldo De Albondigas – Latin Meatball Soup

A simple and delicious healthy taco filling! Perfect for Meatless Monday or Plant-Based Taco Tuesday! High fiber, high in protein.

How to Make Lentil-Quinoa Tacos

Ground beef picadillo with a side of mashed potatoes

Simple Picadillo Recipe

Beef stuffed sweet potatoes with Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin inspired healthy cooking sauce.

Beef (or Bison) Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Tinga Whole30 Slow Cooker Recipe

How to make Chicken Tinga

Healthy simple lentil soup recipe

Simple and delicious Lentil Soup with Moroccan flavors recipe

Healthy meal in a bowl. Pulled chicken bowl. Recipe for leftover shredded chicken.

Smoky Southwestern Bowls with Avocado-Cilantro Crema

Healthy Tailgate Eats including Beefy Chili and more!

Heart Healthy Makeovers For Your Super Bowl Feast

Smoky Spanish Braised Chicken Recipe

Spanish Braised Chicken Recipe

Healthy North African White Bean Chili Recipe

North African Sausage & Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Delicious recipe for posole, fast, easy and healthy!

Easy take on Pozole with Mesa de Vida – Simple and Delicious!

best black bean soup recipe

How to Make Smoky Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Mesa de Vida

How to make Paella with Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking Sauce

How to Make Paella with Mesa de Vida Recipe Starter Sauce

Best tortilla soup recipe

Healthy Tortilla Soup Recipe with Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Inspired Cooking Sauce