Rating: 4.14 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

If you like olives, you'll love this smooth spread. Walnuts and spices create warm flavor overtones. Spoon this mixture onto slices of your favorite toasted bread.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor, blend pitted black olives, walnuts, mayonnaise, sour cream, thyme, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and dried minced onion. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 1.2mg; sodium 123.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This spread is AWESOME! It has been by far the easiest and most delicious recipe I've ever made!! It was a HUGE hit at our Christmas party. I only rate it low on Kid Friendly because kids can be picky about olives - I don't know for sure! Read More
(50)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/03/2008
This looked TERRIBLE!! It was gray and unappetizing. I felt embarrassed to serve it...but my friend talked me into putting it on the table and NO ONE TOUCHED it at my party. And it didn't taste good enough to justify how disgusting it looked. Read More
(6)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This spread is AWESOME! It has been by far the easiest and most delicious recipe I've ever made!! It was a HUGE hit at our Christmas party. I only rate it low on Kid Friendly because kids can be picky about olives - I don't know for sure! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2007
Excellent and unique appetizer. I used pecans instead of walnuts and served it with small crusty french bread slices. Everyone loved it. The recipe for 40 servings is too large for all the ingredients to fit into a food processor at the same time. I will use this recipe anytime I have the chance. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
I added about 10 green olives instead of the salt and skipped the sour cream. We loved this - and so did everyone at the party we took it to. Thanks! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
I've made this same recipe for the past 4 years and regardless of the event it is a real hit. The combination of black olives thyme and walnuts creates a uniqe flavor that is unlike anything else your guests will have ever had! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
11/03/2008
This looked TERRIBLE!! It was gray and unappetizing. I felt embarrassed to serve it...but my friend talked me into putting it on the table and NO ONE TOUCHED it at my party. And it didn't taste good enough to justify how disgusting it looked. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
I made this without the walnuts and spread it on a roast beef sandwich. I chopped the olives and then stirred in the other ingredients by hand for a more chunky spread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2009
Pretty good went over well at a party. Definitely best with toasted bagel/baguette pieces. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2009
Extremely easy and a wonderful appetizer! I will definitely make again!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
I thought this was a perfect use of olives!!! Yummy salty tangy delicious!! Read More
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