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Made with a mix of tangy olives, rich cream cheese, and a few other simple ingredients, this Olive Dip comes together in no time.

olive dip in a white bowl

Let me introduce you to the Creamy Olive Dip – a super easy, incredibly delicious treat that’s perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re hosting a game night, need a tasty appetizer, or just want something yummy to munch on, this dip is the answer.

I love dips, but I don’t love having to buy them at the store. Homemade flavor is my favorite way to go, and it’s always great to know all the ingredients, too.

This dip is creamy, it’s dreamy, and it’s packed with that irresistible olive flavor we all love.

Plus, it requires minimal effort to prepare, making it a fantastic choice for both new cooks and seasoned kitchen pros.

Dip into it with some crusty bread, your favorite crackers, or potato chips of your choice. Spread it on some celery sticks or pita bread. This stuff is versatile!

So, let’s learn how to make this delicious olive dip, which is sure to become one of your favorite appetizers!

Some of our other favorite appetizer recipes we have on our site include: Easy Creamy Dill Pickle Cheeseburger Dip Recipe, Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip (Only 5 Ingredients), and Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip Recipe.

olive dip in serving bowl with crackers in it

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Quick and Easy: With just a few minutes of prep time, you can have this dip ready to chill.
  2. Flavorful: The combination of green olives, cream cheese, and spices creates a deliciously tangy and savory taste.
  3. Crowd Favorite: Whether for a party or a cozy night in, this dip is sure to impress your guests.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Green olives with pimento
  • Cream cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
ingredients needed for olive dip

HOW TO MAKE OLIVE DIP:

  1. Add the olives, cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella, sour cream, garlic, vinegar, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and paprika into a food processor.
  2. Process until the desired smoothness you prefer, scrape the sides as needed. I like to keep it a little chunky, but you can make it as smooth as you want.
  3. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with dippers of your choice.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

You can use any type of olives you like, from classic green olives to fancy kalamata olives, depending on your preference.

Each type will have its own subtle flavor differences. It might be fun to experiment with!

If your dip is too salty, it’s hard to enjoy. That olive brine can be quite intense depending on the brand.

Taste your olives first; if they’re quite salty, you might want to skip the additional salt in the recipe.

You can always adjust the seasoning to your taste after mixing.

It’s easy to add more salt when all is said and done. Very hard to remove, though, haha!

overhead image of olive dip in serving bowl with dippers

Absolutely! This dip also makes a fantastic olive spread on sandwiches.

You could also use it to season your chicken or pork!

It’s the perfect combination of flavors to make it useful for all kinds of things. It can make a great appetizer on its own or be used to enhance a main dish. You decide!

Yeah! Feel free to experiment a little and maybe try some of the following ideas:.

  • Chopped fresh parsley or thyme for a pop of freshness.
  • Diced sun-dried tomatoes for a tangy twist.
  • A sprinkle of parmesan cheese for extra cheesiness.
  • A dash of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Sliced green onions for a bit of crunch.
  • A handful of chopped black olives for more olive goodness.
  • Some crumbled feta cheese for a Mediterranean flair.
  • A few capers for added tanginess.
  • Chopped fresh dill for a unique flavor.
  • Crispy bacon bits for a savory punch.

If you’ve got any dietary restrictions or you just want a different flavor, I’ve got you covered.

  • Substitute mayonnaise with plain Greek yogurt for a lighter version.
  • Use a dairy-free cream cheese to make it vegan-friendly.
  • Swap shredded mozzarella with cheddar cheese for a different cheesy taste.
  • Replace red wine vinegar with lemon juice for a citrusy note.
  • Opt for garlic powder instead of fresh garlic for convenience.
a hand dipping a cracker into olive dip

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week. If it separates a bit, just give it a good stir.

Freezer: It’s best not to freeze this dip as it may affect the creamy texture.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Let the cream cheese reach room temperature for a smoother mixing process.
  • Chill the dip for at least 4 hours to let all the flavors meld beautifully.
  • Serve the dip in a baking dish or a decorative bowl to make it even more appealing.
  • Always use fresh ingredients for the best flavor and nutrition.
  • Experiment with different flavors of olives to find your perfect combo.
  • Don’t forget to share your creation on social media to wow your friends!
a hand holding up a cracker with olive dip on it in air

This Creamy Olive Dip is full of creamy, tangy, and savory flavors that’ll make you fall in love with olives all over again.

Whether you’re an olive lover or just looking for a delicious dip to add to your recipe collection, this easy appetizer is sure to become a new favorite.

With its simple ingredients and easy recipe steps, you’ll enjoy making it almost as much as you’ll enjoy eating it. So grab your food processor, gather your ingredients, and get ready to dip into deliciousness!

If you’ve tried this OLIVE DIP, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Creamy Olive Dip

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Made with a mix of tangy olives, rich cream cheese, and a few other simple ingredients, this Olive Dip comes together in no time.
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Add the olives, cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella, sour cream, garlic, vinegar, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and paprika into a food processor.
    10 ounce jar green olives with pimento, 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Process until the desired smoothness you prefer, scrape the sides as needed. I like to keep it a little chunky, but you can make it as smooth as you want.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with dippers of your choice.

Notes

  • Let the cream cheese reach room temperature for a smoother mixing process.
  • Chill the dip for at least 4 hours to let all the flavors meld beautifully.
  • Serve the dip in a baking dish or a decorative bowl to make it even more appealing.
  • Always use fresh ingredients for the best flavor and nutrition.
  • Experiment with different flavors of olives to find your perfect combo.
  • Don’t forget to share your creation on social media to wow your friends!

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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