Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloin

If you like the flavor of dijon mustard, you have to try this recipe!!

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Pork tenderloin is a wonderfully healthy alternative to lean meats like chicken breast. Sometimes, however, it has the poor reputation of being bland or dry. I promise you it is neither one of those descriptions! We love bold flavors on meat, and the combination of these classic ingredients provides just the right amount.

I love this recipe for how simple and quick it is to throw together. A simple rub of fresh herbs, dijon mustard, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper coats the pork tenderloin and it bakes for 25 minutes. Done and perfectly cooked!

If you have other fresh herbs you can probably substitute them, but I have to admit I loved the combination of rosemary and thyme. They seem to compliment the pork very well. Also, if you have more than 2 people in your family, you may want to go ahead and cook both pork tenderloins, doubling the rub ingredients.

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My husband took a bite and deemed it “AWESOME.” Yes, this recipe is definitely a keeper!

Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1) Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

2) Combine garlic, dijon mustard, olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper in a small dish. Coat the pork tenderloins in the baking dish with the rub.

3). Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let rest about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Servings: 3. Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 268. Carbs: 1g Fat: 13g Protein: 32g 

Recipe adapted from handletheheat.com 

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