Jalapeno Craisin Salsa Appetizer | Recipe

A few years ago my sister-in-law shared a fun recipe with me that she just raved about.  It came into my inbox only to be lost in the mix until today.  I was working on some fun entertaining ideas and immediately this recipe jumped into my head as something I would love to try for a party.  Well my sister-in-saw was right, this is Jalapeno Craisin Salsa is one of those recipes that quietly becomes the star of the show.

Jalapeno Craisin Salsa Appetizer Recipe

  • 4 jalapenos ~ finely chopped
  • 1 med onion ~ finely chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro ~ finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 lb dried cranberries {Craisins}

Combine juices, salt and honey. Whisk until combined. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill for a few hours so juices absorb into Craisins, jalapeno and onions. Place over softened block of cream cheese. Serve with your favorite crackers. 

This recipe makes enough for three blocks of cream cheese.


  1. says

    Hey Heather!

    I made this tonight and OH MY GOODNESS it was TERRIFIC! I love finding recipes that are funky and not so run of the mill…and this my dear hit the spot. Thank you very much for sharing!!


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