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This Vegan Olive Dip is one of my favorite dips that I love to eat with crackers or serve as a sandwich spread, it is full of flavors and comes together quickly. It is perfect to serve this holiday season with my Vegan Cheddar Cheese and my Spinach Artichoke Dip. Vegan Olive Dip will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
How To Make Vegan Olive Dip
It is one of the easiest dips that you can make, all you need is to add the ingredients to a food processor and whip up this delicious dip. I used kalamata olives from Trader Joes, but you can use any black olives.
First I made a creamy spread with cashews, then I added the olives, you can pulse if you want a chunkier dip. I’m a huge lover of black olives or the sun-ripened green ones.
I personally don’t like the green olives that have been picked when green. There is a huge difference in the taste of green olives that are picked green versus the variety that is green in color yet sun-ripened and black olives. Black olives and sun-ripened green olives are less bitter than green olives. You can find sun-riped green olives here.
For a nut-free dip, replace the cashews with sunflower or pumpkins seeds or vegan cream cheese will be great!
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- Categories: Gluten-Free, Vegan
- Course: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
- Energy: 189 kcal / 790 kJ
- Preparation: 10 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- For: 8 servings
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, rinsed and soaked for 2-4 hours
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
- 1 tablespoon raw tahini paste
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
- Place cashews, lemon juice, yeast flakes, garlic, and salt in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides.
- Add olives and process to your favorite texture.
Hi Michelle, can I leave the nutritional yeasts out?
Tali, yes you can. I hope you enjoy!
Hi Michelle, this dip sounds amazing. I’m getting ready to make it tomorrow and I’m wondering what is the purpose of the Tahini? as in can I leave it out or replace it with something else?
You can leave it out Rasha, it just adds an extra depth of flavor. I hope you enjoy!
Yummmm love olives?
Awesome, thank you Barbara!