Pitting olives is much easier than you think! This video uses kalamata olives to demonstrate a fast and simple technique for how to pit olives.
Olives are a great antipasti, but when you’re going to be adding them to your sauces or salads, you definitely don’t want to be biting into a pit. While it may seem like a tedious job, pitting olives is easier than you think!
Phoebe uses Kalamata olives in this video to demonstrate how to pit olives, but you can use this trick for any type of olive you’d like. Here’s a simple technique to do it. All you have to do is lay an olive on a chopping board, and with a knife you can just smash (rather than cut) your olive until it flattens out a bit and then you can very easily remove the pit from the olive. This is a much faster way to pit olives and will help you speed up the prep time for your next meal!
Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, blogger, recipe developer and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.
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Olives are a delicious antipasti, but
if you're adding it to sauces or salads,
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you definitely don't want
to be biting into a pit.
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So I'm gonna show you a quick technique
today of how to pit an olive.
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First things first,
we have these beautiful Kalamata olives.
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All we're gonna do is just
put one on the cutting board,
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take a knife, and
just kinda [SOUND] smash your olive.
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Then with your fingers just pull it out.
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Now you have some beautiful de-pitted
olives ready to throw in your salad,
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sauces, however you like.
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