This is a super simple and delicious appetizer perfect for the holidays or any other gathering!
As I write this, I wonder why I only serve this dip for the holidays. It is easy to mix it up and everyone loves it, even people who don't like olives!
The Original Recipe for Holiday Olive Dip
I found this recipe years ago while watching Food Network. The show was 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray. This was one of my favorite shows at the time and I watched it religiously. While that particular show isn't on anymore, you can find the original recipe HERE.
I still follow the recipe as written, although sometimes I top it with almonds instead of hazelnuts and I vary what I serve it with. Sometimes it's a baguette and celery, sometimes it's melba toast and carrot sticks.
Watch Me Make It
It's More Than a Dip
While it does make a great dip for a crudité platter, there are a couple of other great ways to use this holiday olive dip.
On a sandwich, in place of mustard or mayo.
On its own on those cute little breads to make small finger sandwiches.
On a bagel instead of your regular cream cheese.
On top of a baked potato instead of sour cream.
Get creative. I'm sure there are other uses that I just haven't thought of yet!