Creamy Olive Spread

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


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.

Maggi Hoover, Edmonds, Washington,

Southern Living

December 2005
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