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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Olive and Garlic Cheese Dip

I made this as a spur of the moment appetizer for some guests, and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and I was surprised at how quickly it came together. It's ready in less than 5 minutes!

-8 ounce package cream cheese
-1 cup ricotta cheese
-1 1/2 cups green olives with pimento
-4 peeled garlic cloves
-a couple splashes of hot sauce
-1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

-Toast the chopped walnuts in a skillet or oven until lightly browned.
-In a food processor, puree the garlic cloves, then add the olives, cream cheese, ricotta and hot sauce. Pulse until combined.
-Transfer dip into a serving bowl and garnish with toasted nuts. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, veggies or baguette slices.


  1. Oh my gosh, that looks so good! Mmmm...olives! I will definitely try this one.

  2. This also makes a great savory pastry filling...

  3. I made this for some friends. Halfway through I realized I didn't have enough green olives, so I opened a can of black olives and added them, tasted great!