Cooking with Pantry Staples

Beans and other legumes, rice, grains, broth, canned staples, potatoes, and squashes; meals easily stretch to feed a crowd.

braised canned black beans

Choose-Your-Flavor-Adventure Braised Beans Recipe

How to transform ordinary canned or cooked beans into a healthy restaurant-quality side dish in minutes: make them with Mesa de Vida’s Recipe Starter Sauces! Use any flavor of our sauces, and… read more

Homemade vegan bean enchilada recipe with Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking sauce and vegan cheese sauce

Smoky Latin Bean and Cheese Enchilada Recipe

This is an easy, healthy enchilada recipe that takes just minutes to make! Transform the humble pantry-staple favorite – a can of beans – into a delicious and flavorful filling for your… read more

Plate of crispy oven-baked taquitos, a side of sour cream on a colorful Mexican plate

Crispy Oven-Baked Smoky Latin Bean and Cheese Taquitos Recipe

It’s so easy to make these delicious, fiber-rich, flavor-packed vegetarian bean and cheeze taquitos! They’re crispy on the outside, have a tasty filling, and are a great quick meal option any time… read more

Instant Pot full of Creole hamburger and potato soup

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

Hamburger, potatoes, cabbage and canned tomatoes – simple, staple ingredients. Transform these basics into a gourmet meal with a global flavor twist when you start with a jar of Mesa de Vida… read more

flavorful sliced potaotes

Melting Potatoes Recipe (Braised Potatoes)

This Melting Potatoes recipe is a great potato side dish to make for special occasions, but easy enough to make on a busy weeknight. Best Recipe to Make with Russet Potatoes Simple… read more

Vegan kidney bean picadillo recipe with rice

Kidney Bean Picadillo Recipe

This is a plant-based version of Picadillo, a tasty and flavor-packed stew common in Cuba, Puerto Rico, but also made in many Latin American countries. Picadillo is typically made with ground meat,… read more

Easy, healthy Huevos Rancheros recipe

Easy Oven-Baked Huevos Rancheros Recipe

This easy, delicious and healthy oven-baked Huevos Rancheros recipe is quick and easy to make thanks to Mesa de Vida’s Smoky Latin-Inspired Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce. Huevos Rancheros are a perfect… read more

Creole Chicken and Lentil Stew – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! This Creole Chicken and Lentil recipe is a cozy,… read more

Saucy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! In this saucy chicken fajita-stuffed spaghetti squash recipe, everything… read more

Burst Tomato Sauce Recipe

Summertime cooking is often all about salads and grilling. This Burst Tomato Sauce Recipe is another great summer recipe, too! It’s quick to cook, won’t heat up the kitchen too much, and… read more

Buy at Whole Foods Market, in-store, or online (free shipping on orders $60+)!Where to Buy