Easy Garlic Olive Dip Recipe #MezzettaMemories @MezzettaFoods #Ad


    Some of my favorite holiday memories revolve around celebrating with my grandparents in Spain and enjoying the many delicious dishes that my grandmother prepared for our family dinners.  She always would joke that she wasn’t an exceptional cook by any means but that she added her love to all of her recipes.  It didn’t matter to me what she made because it all tasted heavenly and I enjoyed eating with those who truly mattered in my life.


    Many of my grandmother’s holiday recipes called for including olives such as her paella, her Spanish potato salad and her olive dip.  If you have ever traveled to Spain, you know that they have some of the most delicious olives in the world so every dish tasted better with them.  Since coming to the United States, the only olives that I have found that remind me of the olives in my grandmother’s recipes are Mezzetta Olives.


    The reason why Mezzetta Olives are so good is that they only use the freshest and best produce from the soils of France, Spain, Italy, California and Greece.  Mezzetta has been family owned since 1935 and they prepare their olives with inspiration from time-honored Italian family recipes in their Napa Valley facility.  Their olives are perfect for creating our own Mezzetta memories that we will be able to look back upon for years to come.


     Currently, Mezzetta is hosting a Holiday Memories Sweepstakes until December 31, make sure you head over to enter to win!  While you are at it, check out my Easy Garlic Olive Dip Recipe featuring Mezzetta Garlic Stuffed Olives.  After all, holiday food memories in our home start with Mezzetta and they are only a twist away!


[yumprint-recipe id=’6′]Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite twist on an old family recipe from your childhood?

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  1. As oddly as this sounds my 8 year old loves Olives because one of my friends made it sound like it was a fun thing to eat ha ha I personally am not a fan of olives but maybe chopped up into a dip I might like it.

  2. I LOVE Olives! All kinds of them – in fact I have several jars of Mezzetta in my fridge now! I love this recipe though, I usually just toss them on salads, pizza, or eat whole. Thanks!

  3. I like olives and I love garlic so I know I’d like this dip. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Looks wonderful. My friend told me this is going to be super yummy since its Olive based, haha! (though I still have yet to give this a try)

  5. The dip looks amazing! I love cream cheese and I’m definitely giving this a try.

  6. Now this sounds like the perfect dip for those who love olives – I will have to share it on.

  7. This looks awesome, great for the holidays and BTW your photography skills are fantastic!

  8. My husband really likes olives. I am sure that he’d love this dip recipe for while he watches a movie.

  9. That dip sounds delicious! Stuffed cabbage (Hungarian style) brings back the fondest memories for me–I however use a sugar substitute-as a diabetic I do have to be careful–and strangely enough it tastes almost the same!!

  10. My daughter loves anything with olives in it! She would be all over this yummy dip.

  11. This looks amazing. Going to have to try this for our next gathering.

  12. Megan Cummings says

    Going to bring this to christmas, looks so yummy!

  13. I usually don’t try to change old recipes if I really like them! although, I do make my moms stuffing just slightly different and I love it.

  14. This dip looks really good and I love the fact that it is so easy.

  15. Yum!! I think this would be a popular dish at our New Year’s party. I like that it’s so simple to make.

  16. Olives are a staple in my culture and I use them in lots of recipes. I haven’t tried the garlic stuffed ones but I will be looking for them.

  17. Marti Tabora says

    I love olives, but have never had an olive dip, I’ll definitely try this one.

  18. I absolutely love olives and this recipe sounds amazing! It would be really good with some blue cheese in it too. Can’t wait to try the recipe – maybe next Sunday during the football games.

  19. (Easy Garlic Olive Dip Recipe #MezzettaMemories @MezzettaFoods #Ad) I like having a lot of different dip recipes to have on hand to make when we have company coming over, this one sounds so good.

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