easy 3 ingredient Olive Dip!

Discover the creamy, cheesy, and speedy goodness of this green olive dip! It’s a fantastic 3-ingredient appetizer, perfect for busy moms looking for a quick and tasty snack. With minimal effort, you can create a delicious dip that will satisfy your cravings.

If you love olives, try making my olive tapenade. Easy to make and utterly delicious on toasted bread or crackers!

Other easy dips you’ll want to try:

3 ingredient olive dip. So easy and a perfect appetizer for a party! Green olive dip is an easy 3 ingredient appetizer.

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.

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”.

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!

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.

Either way, we stay stocked with black and green olives for eating, pizza-making, dips, bruschettas, sandwiches, you name it.

making olive dip with only 3 ingredients

Olive Dip Key Ingredients:

  • Green Olives. I prefer green olives but black olives work well, if you prefer.
  • Cream Cheese. This makes this dip so creamy and tasty.
  • Mayonnaise. You can sub sour cream or Miracle Whip, if you prefer.

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.

Olive Dip Instructions:

  1. With a fork mix the cream cheese and mayo together.
  2. Stir in olives and any other ingredients.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Try spreading this dip on bread and popping it into the oven to melt and toast. Soooo salty, cheesy, and good!

mixing up the olive dip

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!

Make Ahead/Store:

In the fridge (recommended):

  1. Let your freshly made olive dip cool to room temperature. This step is important for both safety and maintaining its delicious flavor. Just give it some time to reach a comfortable temperature.
  2. Transfer your dip into a clean and airtight container.
  3. Seal the container tightly and place it in the refrigerator. Don’t forget to label the container with the date so you know when you made it…at least I need to!

That’s all there is to it! Your olive dip is now safely stored in the fridge, ready to be enjoyed whenever you’re in the mood. Just remember to finish it within 3-5 days and give it a quick sniff and check for any changes before eating. Happy dipping!

To freeze olive dip:

  • Seal the container tightly or remove excess air from the freezer bag, then label it with the date. Place the container in the freezer, where it will stay icy and preserved until you’re ready to enjoy it.

Remember, frozen olive dip may experience slight texture changes upon thawing, but it should still be delicious. To thaw, transfer the container to the refrigerator and allow it to thaw overnight. Give it a gentle stir after thawing to remix any separated ingredients.

Your frozen olive dip can be stored for 1-2 months for the best taste and quality.

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
  • capers
  • anchovy paste
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • lemon juice
  • minced onion
  • finely chopped red pepper
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped artichokes
  • smoked paprika
easy 3 ingredient olive dip that is a perfect appetizer for a party!

3 ingredient olive dip

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Prep Time | 10 minutes
Total Time | 1 hour 10 minutes
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A creamy and flavorful dip that whips up with only 3 ingredients. Perfect for a party!


  • 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)
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  • With a fork mix the cream cheese and mayo together.
  • Stir in olives and any other ingredients.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour.
    easy olive dip with only 3 ingredients (do salt & pepper coung? If so, 5.)



Try adding in ingredients such as:
-chopped green onions
-sesame seeds
-artichoke hearts
-chopped tomato
-smoked paprika
-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. 


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 688mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 563IUCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg

14 thoughts on “easy 3 ingredient Olive Dip!”

  1. 5 stars
    So simple anecdote tasty!! Will definitely make often, and will add some pickled jalapeños to a batch for my son.

  2. Belinda Williams

    5 stars
    I’ve made this for years. It’s a must on celery for many of our gatherings. My family loves it!

  3. Yay!! Yep, this is one of my personal favorites and I love how easy it is. Thsnks for the tip about the Muffuletta mix!

  4. I decided to try this with Jarred Muffuletta salad mix. It was great. Didn’t have to chop anything and the seasoning worked great. Will make again. So glad I saw this recipe. I did cream cheese on crackers last week and just topped with the mix. This is much better!

  5. Several days! This will keep for many days if stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.

  6. Oh no!! We changed the recipe technology we were using and it must have gone with it. So sorry! It’s been a long time since this was posted so I don’t recall the exact measurement it had. However, I use about 1 teaspoon of each. That could be our personal preference but I would start with that. Let me know if it seems to be right and I’ll be sure to get that added back in. Thanks so much for asking…appreciate it!

  7. Can someone please tell me what the amounts of lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce thst was on this recipe?? I have made it twice and now it’s gone…..I do not remember the amounts

  8. Yay!! I’m so glad to hear it! And, it’s so easy :). Maybe keep the recipe secret and be a hero everytime you bring it?

  9. The olive dip is a big hit at my office potluck today! I have already been asked for the recipe. :)

  10. Haha…I agree with you, Paul! Nellie and I always argue about what has to be considered an “ingredient” in recipes. She says salt, pepper, and most other spices don’t count because the recipe will still turn out fairly well without them. I say anything that has to be added in for perfection should be considered an ingredient in the list. Glad to know someone agrees with me!

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