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I’m not a big martini person, but if I’m having one, it’s definitely dirty. It’s all about that salty, briney-ness! And while you might not automatically think it, that classic cocktail translates incredibly well to a creamy party dip. It just makes sense — creaminess goes beautifully with olives, as does the bite of blue cheese. It’s perfect for dipping!

This is so simple to make — no baking, very little chopping, just a little stirring. Start with softened cream cheese and mix it with some mayo until it’s nice and smooth and then stir in some chopped olives, a little bit of olive juice (that’s what makes it “dirty”), some blue cheese, garlic powder, and a touch of black pepper.

Like it dirtier? Stir in some more olive juice. Not a blue cheese fan? Leave it out, or sub it for something more mild. It’s a versatile dip and so easy to make but still with some nice unique cocktail flair.

Serves 6-8

10m prep time

Rated 3.8 out of 5
Rated by 6 reviewers
  • 3/4 cup pimento stuffed olives
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1-2 tablespoons reserved olive juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Drain olives but reserve some juice and set aside. Chop 3/4 cup of the olives roughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and mayonnaise and beat or whisk until smooth.
  3. Add chopped olives, blue cheese, 1 tablespoon of the olive juice, garlic powder, and black pepper, and stir to combine. Taste and add remaining tablespoon of olive juice if desired.
  4. Chill until ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

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