I am a longtime fan of kalamata olives for greek food, and i always have one of these big jars of kalamata olives in my fridge. And it doesn’t take a lot of the delicious olives in a recipe to add amazing Greek flavor, and this post contains recipe links that show you how I use them.
How many delicious things can you make with kalamata olives? I think this is a question I’ve been working on for a few years, and a jar of these is amazingly delicious Pitted kalamata olives It’s something you’ll always find in my fridge! And if you’re not familiar with this type of olive, it’s the kind most often called Greek olive in recipes and on restaurant menus.
Of course I realize that the strong, bitter flavor of Kalamata olives isn’t a winner for everyone (which is why I’m often given the option of using regular black olives in recipes as a substitute). But for people who enjoy that flavor (like me, and millions of Greeks!) having always pitted kalamatas is a game-changer for Greek cooking.
Where can you get pitted kalamata olives?
For many years, this product was something I always found at Costco, but now it’s hit and miss for me. If you’re lucky you might find them at the grocery store though maybe in a smaller jar but I can always find the larger jars of Pitted kalamata olives (referral link) at Amazon.com.
How long will the large jar stay in the fridge?
I had to rely on Google for an answer to this question, because this stuff is used so much in my house for preparing salads for parties or dinner guests that they don’t last more than a few months. But according to online sources, it will last 12-18 months in the fridge as long as it’s covered in brine!
Ten recipes I love to make with Kalamata olives:
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