This Creamy Olive Dip is the perfect balance of flavors. It's a versatile dip that's not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make.
This dip is a delightful fusion of bold flavors. The creamy base, consisting of mayonnaise, complements the rich, briny taste of pimento olives, while the addition of a touch of garlic adds a subtle aromatic note. The optional sriracha brings in a mild spiciness that takes this dip to the next level, making it a standout addition to any Shabbos meal, party, or snack.
Why You'll Love This Creamy Olive Dip:
- It's quick and effortless to prepare, perfect for last-minute Shabbos preparation or snack cravings.
- This dip pairs exceptionally well with a variety of dippables such as soft challah, crispy pita chips, or even fresh vegetable sticks.
Pimento Olives, Garlic, Mayonnaise, Sriracha (optional)
- Pimento Olives: These olives have a tangy flavor, making them an ideal choice for this dip. Remember to drain them and consider rinsing if you prefer a milder saltiness.
- Garlic: Use fresh garlic for the best flavor. A single clove adds just the right amount of aromatic depth.
- Mayonnaise: Opt for a good quality mayonnaise to ensure a creamy texture and great taste. I prefer to use an olive oil based mayo like this one .
- Sriracha (optional): If you like a bit of heat, sriracha adds a pleasant kick. You can adjust the amount to your preference.
How To Make Creamy Olive Dip Step By Step:
1: Start by draining the pimento olives. If you prefer a milder taste, give them a quick rinse.
2: In a food processor (I love the Ninja Food Processor), combine the drained olives, a clove of garlic, mayonnaise, and sriracha (if using).
3: Blend the mixture for 1-2 minutes until it's smooth and well combined.
4: After blending, transfer the dip to a serving bowl, and then chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and the dip to firm up.
Recipe Tips and Tricks:
- Experiment with the amount of sriracha to find your perfect level of spiciness.
- If you'd prefer a more textured dip, consider finely chopping some of the olives and adding them back in after blending.
- Besides using this dip for Shabbos, you can also serve it with an array of dippables. For instance, toasted baguette slices, pretzels, or crisp veggie sticks make excellent companions. Moreover, consider spreading the dip on a sandwich for a delightful twist.
Frequently Asked Question
A: While pimento olives are recommended for their unique flavor, you can opt for green olives if that's what you have on hand. The taste will be slightly different; however, it will still be delicious.
A: While you can technically freeze this dip, it's not recommended. The texture of mayonnaise-based dips tends to change after freezing, resulting in a less desirable consistency once thawed. It's better to prepare this dip fresh or keep it in the refrigerator for short-term storage.
A: Absolutely! This recipe serves as a great base, and you can add your personal touch. Chopped fresh herbs like parsley or chives can be a great addition.
A: If you're concerned about the saltiness, make sure to rinse the olives or use low-sodium olives. You can also adjust the amount of salt by using unsalted mayonnaise.
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Creamy Olive Dip
- 1 Jar of Pimento Olives 5.5-6oz
- 1 clove of garlic
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ½ tablespoon sriracha optional
- Drain your jar of olives (rinse if desired).
- Add drained olives, garlic, mayonnaise, and sriracha (if using) to a food processor.
- Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
- Chill the dip in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
- Enjoy your Creamy Sriracha Pimento Olive Dip, and watch it disappear in no time!