A couple of items work in a pinch, although there is no true
1. Try Capers
2. Pickled Peppers make a good alternative
Both of these impart their flavor when cooking - so add them at the same time they specify the olives
Asked in Fruits and Vegetables, Olives
Can green olives be substituted for kalamata olives?
Kalamata olives taste much stronger than green olives but if there aren't a lot of olives in the dish, it could work. ...
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Does the kalamata olive have a strong olive taste?
YES!!! The Kalamata olive has a MUCH stronger, saltier taste than your typical Spanish black olive. If you want something a little bit weaker in taste than the Kalamata go with a green olive, or stick with the black olives you find at the grocery store (they have the weakest taste). If you do want the best Kalamata or Greek Green Olives, I found that Martinis brand has the best taste, at the lowest price. And their olives are straight from Greece,...
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What is the best type of olive tree to plant in your garden?
it is better to plant a olive tree that gives you medium size olive so you can pick them and eat them. small olives are only good for oil. you can plant a kalamata or Volos tree, they both give you good size olives. if you like your olives very big you can plant a Spanish jumbo or kalamata jumbo but it wont give you as many olives as the medium. the bigger the size of the olives the less you get. keep in...
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Can one substitute another kind of olive for a nicoise olive?
According to other websites, the Kalamata olive may be substituted for a nicoise olive. Since a nicoise is cured in brine and packed in olive oil and the Kalamata is not packed in olive oil, I am not sure that it is an exact substitute, however. ...
Asked in Greece, Italy, Importing and Exporting
What are some of the major food products of Greece?
black kalamata olives feta cheese seafood and fish grapes and wine olive oils grape leaves for domalata puff pastries honey ...
Are black olives good for you?
Yes and no. Olives themselves are great and have loads of health benefits - high in antioxidants, protect against heart disease, promote gastrointestinal health, yada yada. However, sometimes the treatment and processing of olives to cure them and make them black is not so good. This doesn't seem to be a problem with green & brown olives, kalamata, etc. However some food companies allow acrylamides to enter during the processing, which is not so good. its a probable carginogen and pretty yucky stuff all...
What can substitute for mushrooms when cooking a mushroom and wine pasta sauce?
Something that won't thicken like mushrooms wouldn't: black olives, green olives, onions, beef, shrimp, non-starchy veggies. ...
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Olive Profumate Fennel & Orange-Scented Olives?
Ingredients 1 ea Garlic clove, finely sliced Zest of 1 orange, cut into small pieces 1/2 tb Fennel seeds 2 c Oil cured black olives At least several hours before planning to serve them, mix the garlic, zest & fennel seeds with the olives. Leave them at room temperature fro several hours, or cover & keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Serve at room temperature by themselves or as part of an antipasto. **Avoid using Kalamata olives coz they are too salty...