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Smoky Latin Flavor Recipe Starter Sauce

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$7.99
Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce
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Packed with a complex blend of aromatic vegetables, dried chilies, and authentic spices in a concentrated tomato base. Use as a healthy shortcut sauce, recipe starter and simmer sauce, gourmet Latin-inspired flavor base, and so much more!


The bold flavors of Mexico and Brazil, the clean and bright cuisine of Costa Rica, and, definitely, the sassy sazon of the Dominican Republic. (Even the smoky, nuanced spices of Spain across the Atlantic ocean.) This is a thick, rich flavor base that captures bold fusion of tastes from each vibrant Latin cuisine. If you love the mild smokiness of chorizo or Spanish paprika, you'll love this sauce!


Think of Mesa de Vida as an amped up sofrito, and an alternative to dried out, salty spice blends, in one. You'll get fresher flavor with our versatile cooking base that will help you bring life to everything you make with it!


Add exciting Latin-inspired flavor to anything you make! Use convenient Mesa de Vida Latin recipe starter sauce to kick your tacos up a notch, as the all-in-one flavor base for your take on Spanish rice, huevos rancheros, Chile Colorado, paella, slow-cooker birria, or arroz con pollo. It's a tasty simmer sauce for pulled chicken or our take on pork carnitas, the base for the easiest and most delicious starter sauce for Mexican Pozole and Tortilla Soup recipes, and so much more. With so many uses for quick and easy dinners, keep this sauce on hand as your go-to starter for dinner several nights a week.


  • SAUTE, SIMMER, SLOW COOK, MARINATE, SEASON; SOUPS, STEWS, SKILLET MEALS + MORE!
  • Our chef-blended, complex Smoky Latin flavor concentrate helps you turn the simplest of ingredients into an incredible meal!
  • Goes great with pork, chicken, beef, seafood, rice, vegetables, and beans, and more.
  • Made with just vegetables, fruit, spices and herbs, perfectly blended and waiting to bring life to your table!
  • As with all of our Whole30 Approved cooking sauces, they are low in sodium and have zero added sugar. Add salt to your own tastes and health needs.
  • Spice level: very mild. *Goes great with your favorite hot sauce, or extra jalapenos if you like it spicy!
  • You can bring the glorious flavors of Latin cuisine to just about anything you’d like to cook with Mesa de Vida!

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Healthy gourmet simmer sauce, slow cooker sauce, braising sauce, cooking sauce, and more. Discover Mesa de Vida's versatile, multi-tasking, heart-healthy pantry staple essentials! Plant-based, Whole30 Approved, Paleo and Clean Keto compatible. Chef/Mama crafted to help you Live Delicious!