Healthy menu for the Lenten Season

MARCH 11 , 2024

3 recipes with olive oil for Lenten Season

Lent is a time of the year when many of us seek alternatives to red meat, opting for lighter and more nutritious options that complement our diet in a healthy and delicious way. At Nutrioli, we understand the importance of nourishing your family with foods that are not only delightful to the palate but also provide essential nutrients for the well-being of all.

Therefore, we have prepared for you an exclusive selection of three practical, fresh, and unique recipes, perfect to enjoy during this lent season of reflection and unity. We recognize that Lent represents a time of change in the eating habits of many people, who aim to incorporate more fish, seafood, and other protein sources rich in essential micronutrients.

However, at Nutrioli, we go beyond the traditional, cooking with olive oil and exploring innovative and healthy options that satisfy the tastes of everyone at home. From fresh salads to main dishes where flavor and nutrition meet, our recipes are designed to give you a unique, hassle-free culinary experience in the kitchen.

Each recipe we share has been carefully selected and tested, ensuring that it is not only quick and easy to prepare but also full of flavor and, most importantly, beneficial for your health.

With fresh ingredients that are vibrant and lifelike, we promise to take you on a journey that will make this Lent an unforgettable experience. Join us to discover culinary options that will transform your Lenten days into a celebration of flavor and wellness in the following lines.

Margarita pesto pizza

Arugula is a great source of antioxidants, compounds that protect our cells from damage and reduce disease risk. This pizza is an ideal healthy option for a romantic dinner or when you have visitors at home.


  • 250g of flour.

  • 2g of yeast.

  • ¾ cup of water.

  • 3 tbsp of Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil.

  • 5g of salt.

For the pesto

  • 50g of basil leaves.

  • ½c up of Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil.

  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese.

  • 25g of toasted pine nuts.

  • 4 cloves of garlic.

  • 1 pinch of sea salt.

For the topping

  • 200g of reduced-fat mozzarella cheese.

  • 1 sliced ball tomato.

  • 4 cups of arugula.

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar.

  • ½ cup Oli by Nutrioli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar cream.

  • Salt and pepper.


  1. Mix the ingredients for the dough in a bowl and let it stand for 2 hours. After this time, mix it and let it rest again. Repeat the procedure three to four times. Divide the dough into two parts and coat with Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil to prevent sticking, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Stretch and form the pizzas on the baking sheets. To make the pesto, grind the ingredients until homogenized. Spread the pesto on the pizzas, add the mozzarella cheese, place the tomato slices on the pizzas, bake at 220°C for 20 minutes, and remove from the oven.

  3. In a bowl, mix the arugula, balsamic vinegar, and Oli by Nutrioli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, season with salt and pepper. Add the balsamic vinegar cream and, finally, the marinated arugula. Serve immediately.

Rock shrimp with chipotle aioli and scallions

Shrimp is full of nutrients, especially omega-3 and omega-6, important to cardiovascular health. Enjoy a crispy and flavorful Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil and cook with olive oil.


  • 400g of peeled and cleaned shrimp

  • ¾ cup of cornstarch

  • ½ cup of flour

  • ¾ cup of mineral water

  • 1 egg

  • Salt, pepper, and paprika to taste

  • 1 cup of Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil

For the aioli

  • ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tbsp of sugar

  • 2 tbsp of ground chipotle adobo chili bell pepper

  • 1 tbsp of rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp of Oli by Nutrioli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • ½ tbsp of paprika

  • 1 crushed garlic

  • Salt and white pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped chives


  1. Season the peeled and cleaned shrimp with salt, pepper, and paprika. For the batter, mix the flour, cornstarch, egg, and mineral water; the consistency should be slightly thick. Dip the shrimp in the mixture and drain to remove the excess.

  2. Fry the shrimp until golden brown and crispy, then remove them from the oil and drain on absorbent paper. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir with a whisk.

  3. Serve the aioli in a bowl next to the shrimp. Sprinkle with chopped chives before serving.

Mustard chicken

Chicken is a great source of proteins, which are essential for repairing and building tissues.

Craving a chicken recipe with a slightly sweet flavor? We're sure you'll love this one. You'll need:


  • 8 skinless chicken thighs.

  • ¼ tbsp of salt.

  • ¼ tbsp of pepper.

For the sauce

  • ¼ cup of Dijon mustard with seeds.

  • ¼ cup of honey.

  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar.

  • 1 tbsp of fresh rosemary.

  • 2 tbsp of Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil.

  • ¼ tbsp of salt.

  • ¼ ttbsp of pepper.


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a thick frying pan and fry the chicken thighs until golden brown, then remove from heat. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce until homogenized.

  2. Coat the browned chicken with this sauce and place it in a baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C with the pan covered with aluminum foil; after this time, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

If you want more recipes like these and cooking with olive oil, click here to explore our selection of recipes that you can prepare with Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil, the best Olive oil. You can also visit our blog, where you will find more information, tips, and advice to stay healthy in your day-to-day life. This Lent, Oli by Nutrioli® Olive Oil will add that special touch to your health and wellness.




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