An almond-shaped deep-purple olive imported from Greece with a rich and fruity flavor from its wine vinegar marinade. They are often slit to allow the marinade to penetrate the flesh. Kalamata olives are packed in either olive oil or vinegar.
Plural: Kalamata olives
Season: available year-round
How to store: Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator after opened or from a fresh container.