I don’t know about you, but this holiday season has been extra busy! December started with our trip to Disney followed by a trip to Maryland and Pennsylvania last week and now we are getting ready for New Year’s Eve parties and a Cruise in the Bahamas next week! Sadly, as much as I have enjoyed this travelling it hasn’t left me with a lot of time to bake or make yummy holiday snacks.
So, if you are crazy busy like me (I’m guessing most of you are) and need a quick but absolutely delicious holiday appetizer, I’ve got a great recipe for you. This Green Chili Olive Dip is from my sister-in-law Lynn (Hi Lynn!) who we visited in Pennsylvania last weekend. We visit them every year for Christmas and my girls Ella and Taylor have a fabulous time with their cousins (Lynn’s daughters) Liz and Katie. She had this dip out when we got there and I immediately took a picture of the recipe because it was soo good. I like that it is different, too. This is an easy recipe to make and I love that it has a ton of addicting flavor but it is still a healthy dip. The kids loved it too, so extra bonus points for this recipe!
Tip: if you see a recipe in a magazine you like or someone pulls out a recipe on a notecard take a picture of it on your phone’s camera. I use a program called Evernote that I send the picture to and the text is searchable (for subscribers.) Love Evernote for organizing recipes, lists, work notes, projects. That might be another post for a later time, but if you are looking to get a little more organized this year you may want to check Evernote out!
On another note, if you are in the Philadelphia area I highly recommend that you go to the King of Prussia Mall and do some shopping at Primark and top it off with an Italian Pork sandwich from Tony Luke’s in the food court. Seriously, you won’t be disappointed with either stop. It was funny, when we got home on Monday night I was watching Food Network and Rachael Ray was talking about this sandwich on the Guilty Pleasures show. You know if Rachael loves it then it has to be good. Tony Luke’s has stores all over the Philadelphia area but I have only been to the one at the mall:-). Rachael gets their homemade peppers on hers and SOO Sad I didn’t get them on mine – next time! Their salt and vinegar fries are really good, too.
- 1 small can chopped green chilies
- 1 small can chopped black olives
- 2 medium tomatoes diced
- 4 green onions sliced
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon garlic salt
- Mix all ingredients well, cover and place in refrigerator to let flavors marinate for at least 6 hours.
- Serve with tortilla chips
* I doubled this recipe and would probably do the same if I was fixing for a party.
If you are looking for some more easy appetizer recipes you can check these out, too!
Cold Crab Meat Dip – this is another favorite easy recipe.
Pimento Cheese – If you haven’t tried this yummy recipe yet, New Year’s is the perfect time to make it!
Marinated Cheese – this one takes a little bit more work but well worth it and very festive looking!
Restaurant Style Salsa – I make this blender salsa quite a bit and always get rave reviews. The funny thing is it is the easiest recipe out there (just need to remember to make it ahead!)
Cold Corn Dip – I have made this dip a few times and it always gets eaten up (I add a little cilantro to mine)!