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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Easy Green Olive and Garlic Dip

Every good football fan knows that the playoffs call for some fun snack foods. Even if your team isn't in the playoffs any more, ~sniff~. I made a great Pickle Dip a couple years ago and thought it was time to try something similar with another of my favorite munchies... This Easy Green Olive and Garlic Dip is very good! Of course, really liking olives (and raw garlic) helps:@)
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Technically mine is not as loose as the one I saw so I'd call it a spread instead of a dip, 
but I'm guessing if you want it looser you could add more olive juice. This recipe is easily cut in half.

Green Olive and Garlic Dip-from My Life as a Mrs.
8 oz cream cheese-regular or reduced fat, softened
1/2 C pimento stuffed green olives
1 tsp olive juice-or more if needed
1-2 cloves garlic, grated-you know your crowd:@), I used one small clove
cracked black pepper to taste
  • Put everything in the bowl of a small food processor and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides as needed. Serve with crackers or veggies-veggies? Oh yea, I do crack myself up some times...
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15 comments:

  1. That looks good. I am an olive lover. I used to have the best recipe for olive finger sandwiches and lost it years ago. They were delicious! xo

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  2. My mother-in-law made that dip or something very similar and it was her go-to. No telling how many times I've eaten it. You are so right about the raw garlic Lynn. You have to know your crowd, that's for sure. Somehow I always managed to get a little too much garlic :), but I always kept eating it because I love the combination of olives and cream cheese.
    Sam

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  3. This sounds very similar to a sandwich served at the lunch counter of a local drug store when I was a kid. Loved it!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Sometimes the easiest dips taste the best! Thanks!
    Jenna

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  5. YUM! I always have a few olives left in the jar when my kids move on to the new jar. When life gives you kids, make dips. Um, you know what I mean.

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  6. Just dip me in any of your dips! You have so much fun with dips and my mouth waters at every one of them. I am such an appetizer fiend!

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  7. My mom used to make us cream cheese and olive sandwiches...so I know I'd love this dip!!! It will bring back yummy foodie memories!

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  8. Well, I love raw garlic but am not a huge olive girl. However, everyone else in the family is, and I think they would find it delicious.

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  9. Lynn, That looks absolutely delicious! I enjoy reading about your adventures in cooking. My latest thing has been working on my pie crust making! It's successful, but they aren't State Fair quality - they taste good but won't win any contests. Also, I will be trying my hand at Shrimp Scampi soon. Looking forward to my own adventures in cooking. Sorry about your Eagles, Lynn. :(

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  10. Our Bengals are out of the playoffs, too. The dip sounds great.
    Lillian

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  11. I love cheese cheese and olive dip but never had it with garlic…it has to be very flavorful.

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  12. Great combo. Carrots would love this.

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  13. Yum! You can't go wrong with cream cheese.

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  14. I love cream cheese and olives, so this is a perfect combo. I'm thinking it would be good spread on Italian or French bread and melted in the oven, too. Happy weekend!
    p.s. For some reason, I didn't get these latest posts emailed to me. I don't know what's going on.

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  15. Sounds like a great combo Lynn and I love how easy it is! We're keeping our fingers crossed for the Panthers tomorrow :)

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