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Greek Turkey and Olive Tapenade Pita

As a mom of three young children, I have the responsibility of making sure my children have a healthy diet that consists of the proper servings of all the food groups.  If you’re a mom, then I’m sure you know all to well, just how hard and aggravating this can be when your children don’t want to cooperate.

Greek Turkey and Olive Tapenade Pita Recipe

I’ve teamed up with Hormel in the “Healthy Lunches, Happy Families” promotion, to create a custom kid-friendly sandwich using Hormel Natural Choice products.  Myself, along with four other bloggers will be submitting our custom recipes and competing in a friendly competition on a custom tab on the Hormel Natural Choice Facebook Fan Page.  The goal of this program is to inspire other moms this summer by providing new lunch ideas to use when the school year starts back up in August.

greek turkey and olive tapenade pita recipeAfter much thought and careful consideration, I decided to make the Greek Turkey and Olive Tapenade Pita you see pictured above.  It’s not your traditional sandwich because often times, my kids aren’t too excited about anything “traditional”, but they were excited about the “sandwich” because it wasn’t what they envisioned when I mentioned we were having sandwiches.  And when they asked for seconds, I didn’t feel guilty about giving them some more.

Greek Turkey and Olive Tapenade Pita
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A yummy pita sandwich with turkey, olive tapenade and feta cheese.
Serves: 5
  • 5 Whole Wheat Pita Bread Halves
  • ¼ cup Hummus
  • 10-15 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cracked Black Pepper Deli Turkey
  • 25 Black Olives
  • 15 Green Olives with Pimento
  • ½ cup Lettuce (any variety, you could also use spinach or any other green you think is suitable)
  • 5 Grape Tomatoes, sliced
  • 5 teaspoons of Feta Cheese, crumpled (You could use a milder cheese if you prefer, however, my children LOVED the Feta Cheese.)
  1. To make my version of Olive Tapenade, in a small food processor, process 25 black olives and 15 green olives with pimento until olives are finely chopped. But don't over process. It should be chunky, not smooth. If you do not have a food processor, chop olives finely and combine. You can add a bit of olive oil, but I decided not to.
  2. Spread just under a tablespoon of Hummus to the inside of the Whole Wheat Pita Bread Halves. At this time, you could also spread the Olive Tapenade, lettuce and tomato on top of the Hummus. (I did things a bit differently since I was making this for my children...read on.)
  3. Divide lettuce evenly and place inside the Pita Bread Halves. Take 2-3 slices of turkey, place a tablespoon of Olive Tapenade and 1 sliced tomato in the center of meat, fold and put inside Pita Bread. Top with a teaspoon of Feta Cheese. Do this for the four remaining sandwiches. Serve whole or cut in half.
This made additional olive tapenade, but I stored it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it made making these again much quicker a couple days later. If you are packing this in your child's lunch, serve with pretzels and sliced strawberries.

A healthy diet is essential for healthy children.  It’s not always easy and I’m so thankful for other moms who share their healthy living tips and recipes online.  I hope this “sandwich” inspires you to get creative with child’s lunch this coming school year.

Greek Turkey and Olive Tapenade Pita recipeI am a compensated blogger participating in the Hormel “Healthy Lunches, Healthy Families” program.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    This looks delicious. I’m not an olive fan, but I’d give this a try!

  2. 2

    Looks super yummy!

    Now I need breakfast…. 😉

  3. 3

    Oh wow, I totally would enjoy this! I think I could even get the husband and kids on board to try this out. We are big Feta fans in our household. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. 4

    This sounds like such a healthy alternative for lunch. I think it would be great for a summer picnic!

  5. 5

    Yum. I love everything in this. Must try!

  6. 6

    I does look pretty tasty but I wish so much I could find a good gluten free wrap.

  7. 7

    Mmm! I love olives and this sandwich pita looks delicious!

  8. 8

    This looks so good Crystal!

  9. 9

    These look so tasty – and easy too. These are my favorite kind of recipes, and since they use Hormel, you know they’re going to be good. I love Hormel!

  10. 10

    My girls would LOVE these ( as would Mom and Dad), but for my oldest, I’d have to hold the cheese. Thanks for sharing!

  11. 11

    NOM!!! Now this is my kind of food. I voted for you!

  12. 12

    Wow! That looks good!

  13. 13

    These look so so good. THanks for sharing.

  14. 14

    love Olives that looks really good

  15. 15

    Wow, that looks so yummy!

  16. 16

    I do not like olives, however, this looks like something I would at least try!

  17. 17

    LOVE these flavors — can’t wait to try this!

  18. 18

    This looks delish! I’ll have to try it out.

  19. 19

    That looks really good. 🙂

  20. 20

    Looks delicious. I’ve been voting daily!

  21. 21

    That looks super yummy! ‘m going to have to try that.

  22. 22

    I love olive tapenade. This looks really tasty.

  23. 23

    My husband just looked over my shoulder and said, “What’s that? It looks tasty!” Definitely a good sign and will be on our menu this weekend!

  24. 24

    i will be buying these ingredients this week! Just plain “YUM!”

  25. 25
    Esther Ross says:

    That looks amazingly good. I ‘am a healthy eater and I will be buying the ingredients to make for my family.

  26. 26
    Ashley Bland says:

    I have never been a big fan of Cold Sanwiches but this Sanwich makes my mouth water !!!!! I love all the ingredients minus the Feta cheese but I’ll just take your advice & use a milder cheese. I can’t wait to fix this & I know my husband who does love sandwichs will be plesantly surprized that I made him a sandwich. THANKS so much Chrystal for sharing your yummy recipe & I did vote for you . I will keep my fingers crossed that you win!!!!!

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