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Low Sodium pantry staples
No sugars, oils, or gmos
Plant based ingredients
How To Use our Recipe Starter Sauces
Saute, simmer slow cook and more with our versatile flavor bases. Mesa de Vida recipe starter sauces are thick, rich, versatile pantry staple essentials that work hard so you don't have to!
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.
Combine with simple pantry and freezer staples (or even leftovers!) to transform them into an incredible dinner that serves, on average, 6-8 servings.
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!
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.
By the spoonful, each jar of sauce contains approximately 12-18 servings. Add "oomph" and globally-inspired flavor to basic tomato sauce, whisk into eggs, use as a no-sugar glaze for your meatloaf, add to water whenever you're 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!
Use as a flavorful, globally inspired, no-sugar, low-sodium grilling sauce or glaze. Click here to see how!
You'll see it on the back of the jar, and in all of our recipes: "salt to your own tastes/health needs".
Our recipe starter sauces contain a bare minimum of salt in them - add as little or as much salt as YOU like!
If you don't have sodium restrictions, I recommend seasoning with salt as you would any meal cooked from scratch. *Remember - you can always add more salt, but you can't take it away! Also, keep in mind what other ingredients you're combining for the meal - some canned beans and broths, as well as sausages, already contain a fair amount of salt.
Click here to see why providing a low-sodium, flavor-packed convenience product to share with you is important for me!