The "ultimate" Black Olive Dip in a Bread Bowl

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Oh so good!!! For anyone who doesn't like black olives, like me, this dip may just change your opinion about that topic. I had one bite of this dip, then another and so co-worker made this on New Year's eve and was kind enough to pass it on. I love the basic "spinach dip" served in a bread bowl and this recipe is a refreshing change. Great party dip, anytime of the year! Cook time includes 6 hours chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and chop olives; mix together all ingredients and chill overnight or for 6 hours prior to serving.
  2. Prior to serving, hollow out large loaf to hold dip.
  3. Cut up small loaf and the leftover bread hallowed out of large loaf and cut into large bite-sized cubes for dipping.
  4. Spoon dip into bread bowl and serve with bread cubes.


Most Helpful

Delicious dip - especially for olive lovers and those wanting to be. I used fresh dill and parsley and also garnished the bread bowl with extra olives and dill - incredible!

Pineapple February 14, 2005

YUMMY!!! I made this for just myself (and I'm glad I'm not sharing it! LOL) and it is wonderful. I omitted the seasoning salt (as I felt the olives were salty enough) and I added some granulated garlic and a pinch of paprika! Will make this again and again! Thanks for sharing.

Gina*S May 07, 2004

As a black olive loving family, I thought this would go over well for a BBQ. The problem was that the seasoning salt overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. I will try this again, but using only 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt. Also, I used round italian bread as I could not find pumpernickel.

Princess Flowerbreath August 06, 2007

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