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    Kalamata Olive Halves

    Product Weight:
    5.64 oz.


    DeLallo Calamata Olive Halves are an incredible ready-to-use ingredient for all of your Mediterranean- and Greek-inspired recipes. Known for its distinct almond-like shape and deep purple color, the Kalamata olive is a famously delicious Greek olive with a bold, intense flavor and meaty texture—a real treat for the olive lover! These Kalamata olive halves are a convenient way to bring the briny, tangy, fruity flavors of your favorite Greek olive to all of your favorite recipes: pizza, pasta, salads and more!

    • World-famous Greek olive.
    • Deep purple color.
    • Bold, fruity olive flavor.
    • Tender, meaty texture.
    • Naturally brine cured.
    • Conveniently cut in half, lengthwise.
    • Kosher.
    • All natural.
    • Gluten free.
    • Vegan/Vegetarian.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    These Kalamata olive halves are an easy way to add big, briny flavor to so many of your favorite dishes. Add some Mediterranean flair to baked chicken recipes, roasted potatoes and seafood dishes. Top off flatbreads, pizzas and garden fresh salads. Create Greek-inspired wraps, chickpea salads and creamy chicken or tuna salad. Add an easy, yet eye-catching element to store-bought hummus or Greek dips and spreads. Get creative with hot pasta or cold picnic pasta salads. Kalamata olives pair up naturally with some of your favorite Mediterranean flavors: fresh herbs like oregano, lemon, tangy feta cheese, creamy tzatziki, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, red onion and more.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What are Kalamata olives?

    Kalamata olives are a famous Greek olive named for its birthplace, the city of Kalamata. They have a memorable oblong, almond-like shape and a deep purple color.  Its skin is smooth and snappy and it boasts a tender, meaty texture. The Kalamata is an olive lover’s olive. Its flavor is intense and complex: tangy, fruity, briny and smoky. The Kalamata is a healthy snack and gourmet ingredient that pairs up nicely with other Mediterranean flavors.

    What do Kalamata olives taste like?

    The Kalamata olive is known for its super intense flavor. It has often been described as being briny, fruity and tangy with smoky notes. They are ripened fruit and so their flavors are well-developed.

    What is special about Kalamata olives?

    Kalamata olives are one of the most popular olives—not just in Greece. They are known for their bold, bright olive flavor along with their distinct appearance: an almond shape and deep purple color. Kalamata olives are perfect for using as ingredients. Just a few olives packs a real punch of flavor. Our olive halves are conveniently pitted and cut once lengthwise so that they are ready to use.

    What is the difference between Kalamata olives and black olives?

    Kalamata olives are considered black olives. The term “black olives” is just a classification used to categorize ripe olives, or olive fruit that is left to ripen on the tree. These olives are typically black or dark in color with a more tender and more complex flavor than unripened green olives, or olives that are picked before they are ripe. Kalamata olives fall into this category.

    What is the difference between Kalamata olives and green olives?

    The difference between Kalamata olives and green olives is everything. Green olives are olives that are picked before they are ripe. Young olives are crisp, green and more tart in flavor. Kalamata olives, however, are ripened olives or “black olives.” They are dark in color and complex in flavor with a more tender, meaty texture.

    What is the difference between Kalamata olive halves and sliced Kalamata olives?

    The difference between sliced Kalamata olives and halved Kalamata olives is only the style of cut. Kalamata olive halves have been sliced once lengthwise, splitting the olive in half. Sliced Kalamatas are sliced multiple times lengthwise.

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