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Olive Dip – Easy Olive Appetizer

An easy dip bursting with olive flavor. This olive dip is the perfect combination of creamy and salty.

olive dip in white bowl with crackers

Olives are one of those foods that were an acquired taste for me. I still don’t like black olives, but the green ones I have learned to like especially in my bloody mary’s.

Green olives are the star of this dish that only takes a few minutes to whip together. Olive fans will definitely love this appetizer at your party, holiday gathering or potluck.

If olives aren’t your thing, this Dill Pickle Dip is a dip that you may like instead.

How to Make

Step 1: Mix together the cream cheese and sour cream.

Step 2: Stir in remaining ingredients.

ingredients in a bowl

Step 3: Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but preferably several.

olive dip in bowl on a wood cutting board

Tips and Tricks

  • The olives: This recipe uses green olives that are stuffed with pimentos. These come in glass jars at the super market. You’ll see them called Manzanilla or Spanish Olives. You’ll also use some of the brine from the jar so don’t toss that out.
  • Make ahead: This dip gets better after it sits for a bit so plan ahead and make in advance. This should keep well in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days.

Recipe FAQs

What size jar of olives do I need?

A 7 oz jar is perfect for this recipe. You’ll have enough to chop for the dip and a little left over for garnish and snacking.

How to serve olive dip?

Crackers work well with the saltiness of the green olives. You could also serve with bread, chips, pretzels or even veggies.

Can you freeze?

No, the texture will change too much if frozen. But it’s great made ahead of time and quick to make.

cracker dipped into olive dip
olive dip in a bowl with a plate of crackers

Olive Dip

Darlene Kratz
An easy dip bursting with olive flavor. This olive dip is the perfect combination of creamy and salty.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 148 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped green olives with pimentos
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive juice
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the cream cheese and sour cream using a mixer on medium speed.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • Chill covered in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but preferably several.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal
Keyword olive appetizer, olive dip
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