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Olive Dip

5 from 8 votes
Total Time: 10 mins

This simple and delicious Olive Dip does not disappoint. It is creamy, salty, packed with olives, and whips together in under 10 minutes. Serve this crowd pleasing appetizer with your favorite crackers, veggies, and chips.

This recipe is a variation of my beloved Fried Dill Pickle Dip, check it out here!

Big bowl of olive dip and pita chips on the side.

Why You’ll LOVE This Olive Dip Recipe

  1. It’s a delicious no bake appetizer that is perfect to feed a crowd. And it is easy and quick, what could be better?!
  2. It is full of olives; black and green ones! Or alter the olives to suit your taste.
  3. It can be made the day before you plan to serve it. This helps if you are hosting, one less thing to do and make the day of your party.

A Quick Video Tutorial:

Ingredients For The BEST Olive Dip

  • Cream Cheese; full fat and room temperature
  • Sour Cream; at room temperature
  • Green Olive Brine
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Green Olives
  • Black Olives
  • Salt; to taste
Ingredients Needed. Cream cheese, sour cream, black olives, green olives, olive brine, garlic powder, black pepper, and pita chips for dipping.

How To Make Olive Dip

This is a short summary of the steps, the recipe card below will have more details.

Whip together the cream cheese, sour cream, green olive brine, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.

Fold in your chopped green olives, and black olives.

Pour mixture into a serving dish or bowl and top with more olives.

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

Serve with your favorite dippers (I served my dip with pita chips).

What To Serve With Olive Dip

  • Crackers
  • Chips- tortillas, bagel chips, wavy chips, potato chips.
  • Fresh Veggies- cucumbers, carrots, celery, assortment of sweet peppers.
  • Toasted Baguette Slices
  • Pita bread
Olive Dip in a bowl surrounded by Pita chips.

Serving Olive Dip For A Party

This recipe yields 2 cups of Olive Dip which will feed 8 to 10 people (a ¼ cup serving each). Doubling the recipe yields 16 to 20 servings and tripling yields 24 to 28.

If you plan on making a large quantity of this dip, I recommend spreading it in a large, shallow dish. This makes it easier for party guests to scoop out the dip while getting some of those extra olives and green onions on top.

4 Pro Tips For Even Better Dip

  1. Make sure the cream cheese and sour cream is brought to room temperature. This ensures you will have a smooth and creamy dip. Dips with lumps in them is usually because the cream cheese is too cold when incorporated with the other ingredients.
  2. Chop the olives and green onions in small bite sizes pieces. There is nothing worse than scooping into a dip and getting a huge chunk of something. You want your ingredients to be evenly distributed to get all the flavors in one scoop.
  3. Alter the amount of green olives and black olives to suite your taste preferences. Just make sure you use 1 cup of olives and 1 tablespoon of olive juice total to mix into the dip. For example, my mom LOVES black olives so I will use all black olives and black olive juice when I take this dip to her house.
  4. Chill the Olive Dip for an hour or two before serving. This allows the flavors to develop making it even tastier! You can also refrigerate the dip overnight if you are making it ahead of time.
Big bowl of olive dip and pita chips on the side.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is Olive Dip healthy?

I am not in the business of telling you what is healthy for you and what is not. I will say there is a lot of fat, carbohydrates, sodium, and calories in olive dip. Just remember everything in moderation!

How long does Olive Dip last?

If stored in the refrigerator and in an airtight container, Olive Dip will last for up to 4 days. Just give it a good stir when you remove it from the refrigerator before serving. I do not recommend freezing olive dip. Cream cheese has an unpleasant clumpy texture when it is thawed from the freezer.

Can I use reduced fat cream cheese in this recipe?

I do not recommend reduced fat cream cheese or sour cream in this recipe. Both have a high water content which alters the texture and flavor of the dip. If you want to make this a little healthier, substitute the sour cream for plain Greek Yogurt.  

Can Olive Dip be made ahead of time?

YES! I recommend making your dip the night before you plan on serving it (the extra refrigerator time allows the flavors to develop and marry together). What I like to do is I refrigerate it in the bowl I prepared it in. In the morning I give it a good whip with my whisk, spread it into the serving dish, and top it with the extra olives and green onions.

Close up of black and green olives on top of the dip and a pita chip in it.

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A bowl of Olive Dip ready to eat with pita chips

Olive Dip

Elizabeth Swoish
This Olive Dip is super easy to make and is bursting with olive flavor. Not to mention, it is the perfect combination of creamy and salty. Everyone will be loving this appetizer and begging for more!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 8
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese; room temperature
  • ¾ cup sour cream; room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon green olive brine
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • cup green olives; chopped plus more for topping
  • cup black olives; chopped plus more for topping
  • salt; to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl whip together the cream cheese, sour cream, and green olive brine until light, fluffy, and smooth.
  • Add the garlic powder, black pepper, chopped olives (green and black), salt, and combine well.
  • Evenly spread the Olive Dip into a serving dish and top with more green olives, and black olives.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with your favorite dippers.

Video

Notes

Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Dippers To Serve With Olive Dip

  • Pita Bread
  • Chips- tortillas, bagel chips, wavy chips, potato chips.
  • Fresh Veggies- cucumbers, carrots, celery, assortment of sweet peppers.
  • Toasted Baguette Slices
  • Crackers
Keyword DIP, EASY APPETIZERS, OLIVE DIP, OLIVE DIP RECIPE

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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 2nd, 2022

8 thoughts on “Olive Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    This Olive Dip recipe is awesome! I was a little hesitant to try it, because I don’t usually like olives, but it is so good. The flavors are well balanced and it is really easy to make. I will definitely be making this again.

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