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Easy Dinner Meal Planning for Couples and Singles

All of us are familiar with having an overstuffed agenda, leaving us with less time to cook meals. To help ease the meal-making stress, we have devised a simple dinner plan that works great for couples or singles alike. It even includes a sweet little treat at the end.

We'll give you the necessary information to plot out these meals, along with a shopping list and effortless recipes.

Blog posts Easy Dinner Meal Planning for Couples and Singles

Seasons Shopping List 

Here is our simple shopping list, mapping out all the ingredients needed to craft these recipes. 

Flour tortilla chips 

Fresh Shrimp

Green Cabbage 

Arbequina Olive Oil 

Cinnamon Sugar

Naan Flatbread 

Cherry Tomatoes 

Chipotle Olive Oil 

Fresh Strawberries



Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic 

Fresh Mango

Pecorino or Parmesan


Mango Fruit Vinegar 

Fresh Mint

Sour Cream 


Smoked Paprika 

Jarred Chocolate Fudge 

Baby Arugula 


Chimichurri Seasoning Blend 


Red Cabbage


Fleur de Sel 

Black Pepper

Chicken Breast 


Panko Bread Crumbs

Fresh Lemon

Fresh Lime




Dinner #1 Chimichurri & Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Chimichurri & Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Our Chimichurri Seasoning Blend offers the classic flavors of Argentinian asado thanks to its unique mix of paprika, black pepper, parsley, garlic, basil, lemon, oregano, thyme, and chili powder. Enhancing the tacos, our Chipotle Infused Olive Oil lends its smoky-sweet richness and a hint of spiciness. Fresh cabbage, mango, scallions, and avocado are delicately seasoned with our Mango Fruit Vinegar, bringing a delightful sweet-tart balance to the savory shrimp.
This recipe comes together, from start to finish, in under 30 minutes. A great solution for a busy weekday dinner. 


Dinner #2 Pasta Carbonara with Zesty Arugula and Avocado Salad 

Pasta Carbonara with Zesty Arugula and Avocado Salad
Carbonara is an Italian classic, a luscious blend of eggs, bacon, and parmesan, creating an ambrosial sauce that infuses each noodle with sumptuous flavor. Our Arbequina EVOO adds its buttery notes to this delectable pasta dish. To balance out its rich flavor, we accompany it with a vibrant salad of arugula, tomato, and avocado. A garlicky vinaigrette crafted with Chipotle Infused Olive Oil and Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic completes the meal. You can enjoy this restaurant-quality meal with little to no fuss—an ideal option for Friday night, post-work dinner. 


Dinner #3 Chicken Schnitzel with Cabbage Salad

Chicken Schnitzel with Cabbage Salad


For an easy weekday dinner, nothing beats Chicken Schnitzel. The cutlets are generously seasoned with Fleur de Sel, Smoked Paprika, and black pepper, then fried in Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil for that added crunch. The salad is dressed in a mix of Arbequina Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic, Chimichurri Seasoning Blend, and sour cream to complete the meal. The Sicilian lemon white balsamic lends a pleasing sweet aroma and a refreshing acidity that enhances cabbage-based salads. The crispy chicken and zesty salad are the perfect combination for a delicious meal.

This recipe, like many of our featured meal planning dishes, can be easily modified to serve both couples and singles. 


Dinner #4 Smoky Shrimp Flatbread Salad

Smoky Shrimp Flatbread Salad

Try this shrimp salad to provide an enjoyable and satisfying meal after a hard day of work! Shrimp is cooked with Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Smoked Paprika, and Fleur de Sel for smoky, spicy, and herbaceous flavors. The flatbread is seasoned with the same Arbequina EVOO, garlic, and Parmesan. The Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic, Mango Fruit Vinegar, and Chimichurri Seasoning Blend give this dressing the perfect balance of sweet, fruity, and herbal. The salad's ingredients, such as cabbage, arugula, bacon, eggs, avocado, tomato, and scallions, tie the shrimp and flatbread components together perfectly. 


Dessert! Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips with Sweet Fruit Salsa and Chocolate Sauce

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips with Sweet Fruit Salsa and Chocolate Sauce
Now and again, we all deserve a delectable sweet snack. This quick and simple recipe can whip up a dish full of fantastic flavor and freshness. To start, flour tortilla chips are brushed with Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil - an oil with a distinctive apple and tropical fruit flavor - and then topped with a mixture of cinnamon sugar. The fruit salsa is crafted from fresh strawberries, mangoes, mint, Mango Infused Fruit Vinegar and honey. And for a fun twist, drizzle the chips and salsa with chocolate fudge. Enjoy!


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