This green olive dip is creamy, cheesy, and speedy fast! A great 3-ingredient appetizer for busy moms.
Ever since I was small I have loved olives. And, my love isn't specific to black or green as many olive-lovers are. I love them both. Perhaps it has something to do with my need to eat foods rich in vitamin E (olives have a good amount!). It might just be because they taste good.
FOR KIDS: 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!
As a child, I could easily eat an entire can of olives in one sitting. I HATED salads at restaurants but would order them anyways JUST to get to the olives that often came in them. My daughter, as a child, was the same way. To this day I keep at least one can of black olives in the pantry in case of an "olive emergency".
Did you know: there is actually more than just green and black olives? There are several types, all with different flavors. For a fun appetizer, serve multiple kinds of olives with toothpicks.
Can I make this olive dip without mayo?
Give sour cream a try! Sour cream doesn't have the same zip of taste but you will still find this dip tasty.
Try spreading this dip on bread and popping it into the oven to melt and toast. Soooo salty, cheesy, and good!
If you love olives, try making my olive tapenade. Easy to make and utterly delicious on toasted bread or crackers!
This green 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!
Green olive dip will last in the fridge about 2 weeks if you keep it in an airtight container. Stir it well before serving.
This dip tastes amazing, as is. But I think you should try some of my favorite add ins for an extra flavor bump.
Add ins to try in your olive dip:
- Worcestershire sauce
- minced garlic
- anchovy paste
- shredded cheddar cheese
- lemon juice
- minced onion
- finely chopped red pepper
- chopped green onions
- chopped artichokes
- smoked paprika
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3 ingredient olive dip
- 1 8 oz package soft cream cheese
- ½ 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.
-chopped green onions
-minced garlic 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.