How to Pit Olives

What's the best way to pit olives?

What's the best way to pit olives?

Kalamata olives can usually be found pitted in your supermarket’s deli department or at the salad bar. If you can’t find pitted olives (or if you prefer to buy olives with pits, which are cheaper), here’s a quick way to do the work yourself.


Place the olive on the work surface and hold the flat edge of a knife over the olive. Press the blade firmly with your hand to loosen the olive meat form the pit, then remove the pit with your fingers.

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