If you’re tired of doing the same old appetizer recipes that you do every year, try our pecan olive dip recipe. This salty, savory cream-cheese dip is a real crowd pleaser, and goes great with punch before a meal. It also makes a great snack to set out for your fans to munch on during the game. Even if you’re skeptical about olives or pecans alone, you can use this recipe as a guide and substitute your own favorites until you hit on something you like. Get creative in the kitchen and impress your family and friends using this tasty pecan olive dip recipe.
Pecan Olive Dip Recipe
This is a quick and easy dip that’s really flexible. You can try mixing and matching green or black olives with your favorite snack nuts to make your own dip creations, but here’s the classic pecan olive dip recipe:
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 cup of pecan pieces
6-8 green or black olives, chopped (try using hot olives if you like an extra kick)
1 tablespoon of olive juice
Combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, olives, pecan pieces, and olive juice in large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well until the olives and pecan pieces are evenly distributed throughout the cream cheese. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours.
To serve the dip, you can either place mixture into a bowl, or mold it into any fun shape you desire and roll it in more crushed pecan pieces. Serve the dip with crackers, pretzels, tortilla chips, or pita chips, or vegetables.
For a tasty hot version to serve with dinner, spread the mixture in a small glass baking dish and bake it for about 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Top it with some fresh feta cheese and more chopped olives, diced tomatoes, and shredded spinach. Serve it with some toasted french bread slices as a side dish or appetizer.