Pork tenderloin can be prepared a number of ways and is flavorful, lean and easy to cook. Whether you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner or something a little extra special, pork tenderloin is a nutritious and tasty choice. Pork tenderloin is just as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast and meets the criteria for the American Heart Association Heart-Check mark.
- 2 lb. pork tenderloin
- 4 tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 tbsp. fresh garlic
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. fresh or dry herbs
- dash of salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove any fat from pork. Using a fork, puncture the pork in several places.
- Add garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, herbs, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on all sides of the pork, pressing firm to really get the rub on the pork.
- Using a heavy skillet, heat over medium-high heat and add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Allow oil to heat then place pork in a skillet, and sear just until brown, flipping to sear all sides, about 3 minutes. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
- Cook until pork tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Let it rest for 3-5 minutes and then you can slice it.
- Pour pan juices over the top and serve individually or serve the entire pork tenderloin family style.
199 CALORIES Per Serving
SATURATED FAT: 1.9G