Olive Dip Main

A while back, I shared with you a Pioneer Woman recipe for olive cheese bread.  I remember telling you how much my dad loved that bread and how much he raved about it whenever I made it – which was pretty much every time he came over after that, since I knew he enjoyed it so much.  And I always gave him the leftovers to take home.

Recently I wanted to make something which would incorporate those same flavors, without actually preparing the bread.  A lightbulb went on in my head: Why not make a dip?

So using those basic ingredients, I came up with something savory and magical and, as long as I’m being honest, highly addictive.  Something which, were he still here, I think my dad would have loved.

I served it with my own homemade crostini, which was nothing more than thin slices of French bread which I lined up on a cookie sheet, brushed with a bit of olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, then baked for 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees.  You may want to keep an eye on them to be sure you reach your desired level of crispiness – to each their own, after all.  ;)   Of course you could use pita chips, veggies, tortilla chips…let your imagination run wild!

What’s your favorite dip recipe?

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  38 Responses to “Cheesy Olive Dip”

  1. Yummo!!! I am making this at my mom/sisters craft day next Sunday! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. This looks really good. I love olives and keep thinking I’m going to try that bread also!

  3. Your recipe sounds really good! I love spinach artichoke dip, but olives are up there on my list! I am visiting from Sits 31dbbb. Your welcome to link your recipe up in my link up! I look forward to looking around more & will follow along here & twitter & FB.

  4. My fave dip is spinach dip or just regular ranch chip dip. Last one is a bit boring I know.

    • Hey – I love me some ranch dip. When I was in college and my friends and I worked at the same hotel & its restaurant, we would…”borrow” humongous packs of ranch mix because it was just the best ever. A little sour cream and voila! :)

      • OMG. I had completely forgotten we did that! Such fond memories! I’m making this for a Super Bowl party – a) because it sounds A-MAZ-ING, and b) because we were asked to coordinate our appetizers so that we “wouldn’t have 69 cheese dips”… and you know I can’t resist being a smart-ass. :o )

        • Yay! And clearly, you can’t resist. If you could resist I’d be worried about you.

          Oh, memories. Remember our 11AM ice cream breaks? Good times.

  5. i have to say– your comment just MADE MY NIGHT. thank you! adding you to my RSS feed– so happy to have a great new blog to read!

  6. Mmmmm, YUMMY!!! I’ve Pinned this – which means I’m gonna try make it!

  7. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing this… it sounds great and not a typical combination I would thought to have done for a dip!

  8. This looks delicious! I have to make snacks for my community group on Sunday! I am so making this!

  9. looks and sounds great! Yum!

  10. This sounds so good. Something I do that involves olives is:
    chop olives
    add softened cream cheese
    put on pieces of celery sticks
    and by gosh they are addicting!

  11. This dip looks wonderful! We’re huge olive lovers around here. By the way, I found your site via A Little Nosh’s link party. :)

  12. Oh my gosh Jen – you are killing me with this!!! Sounds amazing! Pinning right now…

  13. Your recipe looks delish! Great job… Thanks for putting a “print this” button! I always appreciate those!
    (I’m sure your Dad would have loved this and been very proud)

    Rainey @ The Project Table

  14. I love absolutely anything with olives in it and this definitely looks addictive. Artichoke dip is probably my all time favorite.

  15. This sounds yum! I love olives.

  16. This looks really good!

  17. Wow!!! Love this dip, my husband is addicted to olives and cheese. thanks or the great recipe.

    erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

  18. I used to make my dad’s favorite foods when he’d come for dinner and I can totally relate to wanting to keep that memory alive in some way.

    Love olives and cream cheese together, but I’ve never thought about using it as a dip. (I like that you used both, too) Sounds even better with the addition of the mozz and garlic. And the bread… don’t even get me started! LOL

    Newly following from Foodie Friday. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be giving it a try this weekend!

  19. Yum! I’ve put this on my list for this week to go with crackers while at work. I have all the ingredients except for cream cheese, so I’m almost good to go! Thanks

  20. My sis in law would love this! Glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    http://www.bearrabitbear.com

  21. Yum this looks great! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

  22. Looks delicious and perfect for that big game coming up! Featuring it on Tickled pink this weekend.

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