The "ultimate" Black Olive Dip in a Bread Bowl

"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."
photo by Chef floWer photo by Chef floWer
photo by Chef floWer
photo by Chef floWer photo by Chef floWer
Ready In:
6hrs 10mins
2 cups




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I have made this recipe now three times. It has become one of my favorites. I don't always do the bread bowl but serve it with Pita chips.
  5. I love olives and I love bread but I didn't enjoy eating this dip. I should of taken the advise from the previous review and taken out the seasoning salt. It was far to salty to even consume. I also had a lot of trouble finding pumpernickel bread so I opted out for a Cob.


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