The Greek Kalamata olive is a large, dark purple olive with a smooth, meaty texture. Named after the city of Kalamata, where the olives are grown, in the southern Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece, the black olives have become a prime export that shows off the bright taste of the Mediterranean. Often used as pizza toppings, tossed in Greek salads, or served on charcuterie boards, they are typically preserved in wine vinegar or olive oil.
What can I make with Kalamata olives?
The tangy acidity of these table olives makes them a delicious addition to Mediterranean cooking. Serve a traditional Greek salad with Kalamata olives, tomato, and feta cheese, topped with extra virgin olive oil. Use them as a homemade pizza topping with feta and Italian sausage, or bake with chicken and orzo. Place a bowl of these types of olives on a charcuterie board to pair with halloumi and gouda cheese. These purple in color, almond shaped delicacies can also be used in pasta sauce. Packed with healthy fat, monounsaturated fat, they are also said to have many health benefits.
Where can I buy Kalamata Greek olives and olive oil?
Supermarket Italy offers premium olive varieties that come fresh from the Mediterranean. Enjoy Greek olives from Hellenic Farms, Trea, Iliada, as well as Italian-grown olives from Sanniti. From the olive tree to the factory, the taste of Kalamata olives will be delivered right to your door step.