Creamy Olive Spread
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (4.25-ounce) can chopped black olives
1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Crackers or pita chips
Stir together first 6 ingredients and, if desired, salt.
Serve with crackers.
Note: To make ahead, place spread in an airtight container, and chill for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, and stir before serving.
Pairs Well With
I made this recipe up after tasting an olive spread/dip at a friends reception.