Kalamata Olives (Pitted)

Product Weight:
5.64 oz.


DeLallo Pitted Calamata Olives are prized Greek olives with a distinct almond shape and deep purple color. Kalamata olives are bold and brilliant, boasting a harmony of tart, tangy and smoky flavors. Their complex flavor profile is often described as a red wine vinegar taste. With a semi-firm texture and meaty bite, this intense black table olive is perfect for snacking and entertaining paired up with other Greek mezze platter items like feta, hummus, pita chips and more. Pitted for easy snacking and serving.

  • Beloved Greek olives from the city of Kalamata.
  • Dark purple hue with distinct almond shape.
  • Complex, intense flavors: tart, tangy, briny and smoky.
  • Naturally cured and brine packed.
  • Pitted for convenient snacking and serving.
  • Super snacking and entertaining olive with gourmet appeal.

Kitchen and Usage Tips:

Pitted Kalamata olives are both a striking antipasto and a tasty gourmet ingredient. Top Greek-inspired pizzas, flatbreads and crostini appetizers. Add Mediterranean flair to hot and cold pasta recipes. Make your hummus and creamy dips a little more interesting with Kalamata olives. Feature in leafy green salads and creamy chicken or tuna salads. Create a warmed olive appetizer with citrus and fresh herbs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are Kalamata olives?

Kalamata olives are large, almond-shaped olives with a distinct hue that is a deep purple color to blackish brown. They are named after the city of Kalamata on the Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece. Their texture is tender and meaty. Kalamata olives are known for their bold flavor: fruity, smoky and tangy. Olives are a part of the healthy Mediterranean diet: olives are a good source of monounsaturated “healthy fats,” antioxidants and more.

What is so special about Kalamata olives?

Pitted Kalamata olives are one of the most popular varieties of olives from Greece. They are loved for their distinct flavor profile and appearance, along with their health benefits. Kalamata are almond-shaped and boast a brilliant harmony of fruity, tart and smoky flavors. Like other olives, Kalamata olives are considered good for you, as they contain healthy fats, which prevent heart disease, but also antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Are Kalamata olives the healthiest olive to eat?

Most olives are equally healthy. This includes the Kalamata olive. Still, by a slim margin, green olives are considered the healthiest. Kalamata olives are considered black table olives even though they are more of a deep purple color.

Why are DeLallo Kalamata olives spelled with a “c” on the jar?

Calamata is just the brand name that DeLallo uses for their authentic Greek Kalamata Olives.

What is the difference between Kalamata olives and black olives?

“Black olive” is just a generic name to describe all olives of a certain color, or lack thereof. Black olives are olives that were left to ripen on the vine, where green olives are picked prematurely. Kalamata olives have a dark purple color, but are considered black table olives. They are ripened olives.

What is the difference between Kalamata olives and green olives?

Green olive is a generic term to describe young olives that are green or unripened. These youthful olives have been harvested before they ripen. Most green olives have a brighter flavor and a crisper texture. Black olives, like the Kalamata, are more tender in texture and more flavorful.

What is the difference between Kalamata olives and niçoise olives?

There are many differences between the Kalamata olive and the Niçoise olive. First, Kalamata olives are larger in size. Both olives are cured in brine, giving them a tangy, salty flavor. That said, Kalamata olives are more sweet and fruity than Niçoise olives and with a more intense flavor.

What is the difference between pitted Kalamata olives and unpitted Kalamata olives?

The difference between pitted Kalamata olives and unpitted Kalamata olives is that the pitted olives are whole olives that have not had their hard pit removed.

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