Pineapple Habanero Dip


One of the easiest appetizers you could ever make and it's so good! Pineapple habanero dip!


Every time we post a dip recipe Cade and I end up singing, “When I dip, you dip, we dip…” That’s the only part of the song we remember, so it gets old pretty fast. We are both big suckers for dip recipes, especially during football or basketball season, but this pineapple habanero dip is perfect for year round.


One of the easiest appetizers you could ever make and it's so good! Pineapple habanero dip!


It’s a little different than your normal cream cheese and cranberry dip, and it’s just as delicious as a gooey chorizo queso dip, but it totally has its own thing going on. We start by beating cream cheese until smooth then fold in queso fresco or if I’m craving something more salty we do cotija cheese. Then, pour a little of your favorite pineapple habanero salsa over the top (we buy ours from costco and make this amazing pork too) and serve with pita chips or crackers!


Can Habanero Peppers Burn Your Skin?

Habanero Peppers can burn your skin.

If you get the habanero pepper oil on your skin, it is important to remove it as soon as possible, otherwise the burning could continue for hours.

Use milk, yogurt,  lemon or lime juice to neutralize the burn.

If chili peppers make your mouth or throat burn, don’t drink water!

Drink milk or eat yogurt to help with the burning.


Are Habanero Peppers Hotter Than Jalapenos?

Habanero peppers are among the hottest of hot peppers.

The hottest habanero would be 140 times hotter than the mildest jalapeño.


Is Pineapple Good for You?

Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese.

They are also high in dietary fiber.


Pineapple Habanero Dip

We absolutely love this pineapple habanero dip and it's only 3 ingredients!

Pineapple Habanero Dip


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup Queso Fresco or Cotija is fine
  • Pineapple Habanero Salsa from the store* or any flavor pineapple salsa
  • Pita Chips for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cheese and spread into a mound on a platter.
  3. Pour the salsa evenly over the top and sprinkle with a little extra cheese as garnish.
  4. Serve immediately or wrap in saran wrap and place in the fridge to be served within an hour.
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

Pineapple Habanero Dip


Pineapple Habanero Pork in the slow cooker with 3 ingredients!

Pineapple Habanero Pork

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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6 comments on “Pineapple Habanero Dip”

  1. Recipe????? Buy this buy that and mix it?

  2. I made this today for a potluck after church and served it with pita chips. It was delicious! Blending the cream cheese gives it a smooth texture and folding in the queso fresco gives your taste buds a little more to explore. I used the roasted pineapple habanero from Costco and it was a perfect balance of sweet and heat! Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will use this one again.

  3. I love the idea of sweet and spicy. Yum!! I am looking forward to making this.