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7 Healthy Pork Tenderloin Recipes for Quick Weeknight Meals

April 9, 2024
Courtesy of Show Me The Yummy

Chicken breast gets all the love when we talk about versatile lean proteins, but pork tenderloin deserves the spotlight, too. It’s healthy, it’s easy to find in supermarkets, it’s economical, it cooks fast, and it pairs beautifully with a wide range of flavors. Whether you’re grilling, roasting, or pan-searing, you’ll find a pork tenderloin recipe here to suit your taste.

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  1. Grilled Cilantro Lime Pork Tenderloin

Cilantro lime pork tenderloin

Courtesy of Wholesome Delicious

With just 10 minutes of prep and a few wholesome ingredients, this light, herby pork tenderloin recipe is sure to become a new weeknight favorite. Serve it with a Mexican-inspired salad or slaw. The recipe makes 6 servings; enjoy leftovers warm or cold.

Try this recipe from Wholesome Delicious.

  1. Ginger Orange Pork Tenderloin

Ginger orange pork tenderloin

Courtesy of Hungry by Nature

Asian-inspired flavors from ginger, garlic, and coconut aminos (or soy sauce) make a zingy marinade for this easy pork dish. It’s perfect with rice or cauli rice and a green veggie.

Try this recipe from Hungry by Nature.

  1. Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin

Cajun honey pork tenderloin

Courtesy of Jo Cooks

If you’re into the sweet-spicy “swicy” trend on TikTok, this dish is for you. The heat of Cajun seasoning combined with sweet honey gives this pork tenderloin recipe lots of depth from just a few ingredients..

Try this recipe from Jo Cooks.

  1. Maple Dijon Cider Pork Tenderloin

Maple dijon pork tenderloin

Courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats

Honey-mustard is a classic combo — here, maple stands in for the sweet factor, and sharp Dijon for the mustard. This one-skillet pork tenderloin recipe calls for hard cider, but you can use regular cider with a splash of chicken broth if you prefer. 

Try this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.

  1. Pork Souvlaki

Pork souvlaki

Courtesy of The Mediterranean Dish

Mediterranean Diet lovers, this one’s for you. Cut the pork tenderloin into chunks, marinate it in a mix of vinegar, garlic, Dijon, and plenty of herbs, then thread on skewers with red onion and grill. Tzatziki would make a perfect accompaniment.

Try this recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.

  1. Grilled Thai Pork Tenderloin

Thai pork tenderloin

Courtesy of House of Nash Eats

A rich, tangy marinade featuring coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, and lemongrass is the key to this luscious, flavorful dish. Boil the marinade while you cook the pork to make a rich sauce, and don’t forget the refreshing cucumber salad on the side.

Try this recipe from House of Nash Eats.

  1. Lemon Herb Pork Tenderloin

Lemon herb pork tenderloin

Courtesy of Show Me The Yummy

With just 30 minutes and one skillet, you can have this crowd-pleasing dish on the table. You won’t believe all the flavor that you’ll get from just lemon, garlic, and a few pantry spices. This recipe is so simple and hassle-free, it’s sure to go into your regular dinner rotation. 

Try this recipe from Show Me The Yummy.

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