Tag: olives

Black Olives

These are olives that have been allowed to ripen on the tree. American recipes that call for black olives are probably referring to the Mission olive. Other varieties of black olives are the Aleppo, Alphonso, Amphissa, black Cerignola, Gaeta, black Greek, Kalamata, Ligurian, Lugano, Moroccan dry-cured, Niçoise, Nyons, Ponentine,...

Green Olives

The manzanilla olive is often referred to as the green olive. A small to medium size olive, produced in Spain and California, that is greenish brown in color and oval shaped. It is brine-cured and has firm textured meat providing a slight almond flavor and may be a little...

Kalamata Olives

Kalamata is a region in Greece, famous for its production of olives and olive oils. In particular the Kalamata olive is often known as the Greek olive, and is distinct in taste and appearance from most green and black olives. When Kalamata olives are not used for olive oil,...