Mouthwatering Salsa from Paz de Cristo

Posted on 03/05/2019 by Paz de Cristo

Corn, black beans and celery leaves with jalapeno peppers over a habanero base are just a few of the ingredients Chef John Farley of Paz de Cristo is considering for My Nana’s Salsa Challenge.

Farley is no stranger to salsa, his recipe won second place in the Salsa Challenge last year.

“I’ve got a couple of secret ingredients in mind too,” Farley said. “I’m going to use the hottest chilis in southwest that I can find.” He is testing flavors to create a original, mouthwatering combinations in three salsa categories: Hot, Mild and Anything Goes.

Hope to see you at Nana’s Salsa Challenge, Saturday, April 18. You’ll love the salsa!

Farley is a master of creativity in the kitchen. He set the winning record of 53 consecutive menus prepared without duplicating the main course even once. He begins each day with random ingredients in bulk and ends with a delicious meal for about 300 guests every night of the year.

Chef John Farley tests ingredients to create unique flavor combinations for his mouthwatering salsa. He is competing in Nana’s Salsa Challenge on Saturday, April 18.

Paz de Cristo helps people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness. More than 50,000 meals are provided each month, and it doesn’t stop there. Clean clothes, a hot shower and a haircut give guests a fresh start. People receive help finding jobs and removing barriers so they can get ahead.

Thanks to caring volunteers and generous donors, Paz de Cristo is the only place where a hot, nutritious meal, a fresh start and a new job come together. Lives are changed every day at Paz de Cristo whose mission is to Feed, Clothe and Empower people in need.

We look forward to seeing you at My Nana’s Salsa Challenge, 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, April 18. The event will be held at Sloan Park, 2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy, in Mesa, Arizona. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at