Fork +jar+me. I have a weakness for these –
And boy do I love this-
However, even my party budget never loves this-
So I decided to do this –
Make it yourself
You can too. Here’s how to make your very own dirty martini olive spread, or dip, or grab a spoon and dig in:
Olives – green, with a red pimiento – cheap olives will do. *Gasp* actually they don’t just “do”. They do BETTER!
Cream cheese – not whipped, in the block, softened. Like rich and creamy softened so you can beat it with the beaters yourself. Just don’t buy it that way. It’s wrong and it isn’t right.
Red pepper powder or cayenne but red pepper powder is what I use.
Okay, done. Grab a spoon, grab some pita, grab a cracker, whatever floats your boat.
Measurements? Who needs ’em? You? Okay fine, I measured just for you. Don’t forget, this is so awesomely frugal you HAVE to use it for your next party. But first, grab a martini glass to serve it in. I need to go get a martini glass myself. Just for moments like this. It’s AMAZING. It’s savory and creamy and so stinking easy you won’t believe you just made it for a party. Oh, and it’s CHEAP but a good kind of cheap. Not THAT kind of cheap.
A recipe just for you
Dirty Martini Olive Spread
- 1/2 cup olives
- 1 – 8 oz. bar cream cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper powder – don’t go all crazy. We don’t want to pack a punch, just a tiny bite.
- Soften cream cheese.
- Sprinkle red pepper powder over and mix in.
- Chop olives very finely and fold in.
- Let chill in the serving dish for a few hours.
- Garnish with a whole olive.
Can you believe how easy that was? And cheap? I mean REALLY cheap. Get that cream cheese on sale with holiday baking sales. Get those off brand olives, for $1-$1.75, and you can make this amazing anytime spread or dip frugally. And just to prove it is amazing even without a party, how about date night for 2?
Thank me later. After every one loves it. Because how can they not?