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If you’re looking for a dip recipe that’s creamy, tasty and pairs beautifully with any kind of dippers from pita chips to crackers, consider this dirty martini dip. Contrary to the name, it’s alcohol free, and it gets its moniker from the inclusion of stuffed olives, like you’d find in the classic cocktail. The recipe is really easy to make and it’s great for any occasion.

A homemade dirty martini dip in a bowl.

Whether or not you like to sip on a dirty martini cocktail, this martini-inspired dip is sure to please your palate if you enjoy creamy dip recipes and the taste of olives. It takes just minutes to whip up too!

You might also like these heart shaped pork potstickers, but be warned – they are pretty addictive! Other tasty treats include crab cake egg rolls and, for true pickle fans, giardiniera is a must-try. Marinated olives with feta are a real treat too.

A dirty martini dip made for a party or New Year's Eve celebrations.

Why You’ll Love It

Full of flavor: This easy martini dip certainly isn’t lacking flavor. It pairs the creamy tasty of cream cheese, sour cream, blue cheese, and mayonnaise with olives, garlic with a bold salty taste.
Simple to prepare: If you can mix ingredients together, you can whip up this easy dirty martini dip with vodka easily, freeing up your time to make other party appetizers.
An Unusual Dip: Some of the most popular dips you find at events and get-togethers are guacamole, salsa, cheese dip, artichoke dip, and so on. But this one is rather more unusual, and a great choice if you’re in the mood for something different.

A dirty martini dip garnished with sliced olives.

Ingredients for Dirty Martini Dip

The creaminess in this dip comes from the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and crumbled blue cheese. You also need olive juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, olives, and some chopped chives to garnish it.

The ingredients to make a dirty martini dip recipe.

How to Make this Martini Dip Recipe

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Mix some of the ingredients: Combine softened cream cheese with sour cream, mayonnaise, the olive juice, garlic, onion powder, and some salt and pepper, in a large bowl.
Add the drained chopped olives and blue cheese: Stir these ingredients in carefully, so as not to break up the blue cheese any more.
The finishing touches: Put the mixture into a large martini glass or serving dish, and garnish with chopped green olives, blue cheese crumbles and some chopped chives, then serve.

Chopping olives on a cutting board.
Scooping dirty martini olive dip with a cracker.

Substitutions and Variations

The dairy part can be tweaked if you wish, so in place of the sour cream and mayonnaise, you could use just mayonnaise, just sour cream, or even replace both with Greek yogurt (the unflavoured kind, of course).

A bowl of blue cheese and olive dip.

Feel free to mix in some cayenne pepper, goat cheese or chopped blue cheese stuffed olives, if you like, or mix and match different kinds of olives for an olive garnish.

An olive dip topped with chopped olives.

Another idea, to add more depth of flavour, would be to sauté minced onions in oil until soft, and then deglaze the pan with vodka or gin (whichever you like in a martini cocktail). Once the mixture is cool, you can mix it in with the cream cheese mixture.

Olive dirty martini dip in a bowl.

How to Serve this Blue Cheese and Olive Dip

Pair this recipe for dirty martini dip with your favorite potato chips, crackers, pretzels, melba toast pieces, vegetable crudites, or tortilla chips. You might like to make other dips to serve, in case some people aren’t keen on olives. Examples include baked artichoke dip, guacamole and smoked bacon cheese dip.

A dip made for a New Year's eve party or other celebration.

How to Store Dirty Martini Dip

Store: Leftovers will only keep for a couple days before the ingredients separate, so try to only make as much as you need.
Freeze: This dirty martini dip with blue cheese doesn’t freeze well because it’s so dairy-heavy, so make it fresh for the most delicious results.

An olive dirty martini dip in a bowl.

Creamy Stuffed Olive Dip FAQs

Why is this recipe called a “dirty martini dip”?

A dirty martini is a martini cocktail (gin or vodka with vermouth) garnished with green olives or blue cheese stuffed olives. This recipe was inspired by the flavors it offers. You might even like to mix a splash of gin or vodka in there!

Can you make this creamy dip without a stand mixer?

Get the cream cheese softened by leaving it on the counter for half an hour, and you can use a hand mixer or even a wooden spoon and some elbow grease to prepare the recipe by hand.

Olive Dip recipe for a party.

Dirty Martini Olive Dip Recipe

5 from 65 votes

Dirty Martini Dip

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This dirty martini dip recipe is creamy, tasty and pairs beautifully with any kind of dippers from pita chips to crackers.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ Cup sour cream
  • ¼ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon olive juice
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked
  • ¾ Cup olives, pimiento-stuffed, chopped + more for garnish
  • ½ Cup blue cheese, approx. 4 oz, crumbled + more for garnish
  • chopped chives, for garnish

Instructions 

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, olive juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Combine on medium speed until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped olives and blue cheese.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped chives, chopped olives, and blue cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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An easy dirty martini dip with vodka, cream cheese, blue cheese, olive juice, and more offers plenty of flavor, whatever kind of dippers you are offering on the side. It’s creamy, rich and delicious, and perfect for New Year’s Eve or any party.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    My friends loved it when they came over my house. Going to be making this again soon and I am excited!!