This olive dip is so speedy fast you will have time for makeup and hair before the party! A great appetizer for busy moms.
Ever since we were small we have loved olives. We are amongst the olive-lovers of the world, the great and clever group. And, our love isn’t specific to black or green as many olive-lovers are. We love them both. Perhaps it has something to do with our need to eat foods rich in vitamin E (olives have a good amount!). It might just be because they taste good.
[info_box type=”warning_box”]If your child hasn’t yet discovered the fun of putting olives on their fingers…introduce them! Even if they have, join in the fun of playing with your food! [/info_box]
Did you know there’s actually more than just green and black olives? There are several types, all with different flavors. Visit the Olives from Spain website for info on the differences and how to choose which type will work with your dish. For a fun appetizer, serve multiple kinds of olives with toothpicks.
Either way, we stay stocked with olives for eating, pizza-making, dips, bruschetta’s, sandwiches, you name it.
This olive dip is one of our faves because of how fast and easy it is. It is a great dip base to throw in additional ingredients if you would like to use them, although we usually make up this basic version, grab a stack of crackers, and sit for afternoon meetings chowing on olive dip and crackers. Yum!
- 1 8 oz package soft cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 9 oz (or so) green olives with pimentos, chopped.(Look for the Olives from Spain logo to ensure high quality)
- With a fork mix the cream cheese and mayo together.
- Stir in olives and any other ingredients.
- Chill for at least 1 hour.
Try adding in ingredients such as:
-chopped green onions
Note: a bit of Worstershire or Lemon juice can add a good boost of flavor to this dip. And, of course, salt & pepper as desired.
*Please refer to the Olives from Spain Fact Sheet and the website for more information on types and usage ideas for olives.62