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Easy Herbed Pork Tenderloin

Photo: Colin Price
Active time 20 mins
Total time 50 mins

Serves 2 (serving size: 3 oz. pork)

Pork tenderloin is a naturally lean white meat whose versatility (and quick cooking time) we love. It’s also a great source of absorbable iron and B vitamins. Look for organic pork or pork raised without antibiotics for the cleanest cuts. Fresh herbs provide simple seasoning; opt for buying poultry blend herbs, which will provide a mix of rosemary and thyme in one package (instead of buying two separate packages). This recipe makes a double serving of pork; you’ll use half of it the next day to top a lunch salad. We suggest buying poultry blend herbs, which will provide a mix of rosemary and thyme in 1 package (instead of buying 2 separate packages). Be sure to reserve half of the pork for the next day's lunch. This recipe goes with: Winter Salad with Easy Herbed Pork Tenderloin


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 197
  • fat 10.3 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 6.5 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 209 mg
  • calcium 12 mg
  • sugars 0 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a ziplock plastic bag. Add pork, turning to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Place pork on grill grates coated with cooking spray; grill 16 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning occasionally. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice. (Refrigerate half of pork for Day 2 Lunch.)