Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork
Servings: 4


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin (boneless) approximately 1 pound
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil or butter melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1-2 lemons for fresh lemon squeeze


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix lemon zest, garlic and salt and pepper.
  • Put tenderloin in a dish and rub mixture into meat.
  • Heat a pan on medium-high heat. When pan is warm, add a drizzle of olive and sear the tenderloin on all sides until they're golden brown. Be careful not to over cook.
  • Transfer tenderloin to an oven safe pan and cook for 10-15 mins max or until the internal temp of the roast is 140. Again, be careful not to overcook.
  • Let roast sit for a few minutes to reabsorb juices and carryover cook.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and garnish with cilantro.


On a hot summer day, it's great to grill the tenderloin instead of roasting it.
By Thyroid Loving Care
Adapted from Alton Brown