crazy easy 3 ingredient Olive Dip!

This green olive dip is creamy, cheesy, and speedy fast! A great 3-ingredient appetizer for busy moms.

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.

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.

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

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.

making olive dip with only 3 ingredients

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!

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!

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
  • capers
  • anchovy paste
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • lemon juice
  • minced onion
  • finely chopped red pepper
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped artichokes
  • smoked paprika

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easy 3 ingredient olive dip that is a perfect appetizer for a party!

3 ingredient olive dip

A creamy and flavorful dip that whips up with only 3 ingredients. Perfect for a party!
4.29 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 251 kcal


  • 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.



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
Keyword appetizer, cold dip, olive
Made this recipe?Mention miznelliebellie or tag #NBRecipes!

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13 thoughts on “crazy easy 3 ingredient Olive Dip!”

  1. 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!

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

  2. 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

    1. 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!

    1. 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?

    1. 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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