While pork is usually neglected in favor of cow’s meat -actual meat, some people might even go so far as to call it- the truth is that pork meat is softer and, with some effort, can be a real delicacy. In this recipe, we’ll teach you how to make pork tenderloin that is juicy, soft, and delicious!

Of course, the way pork is viewed largely depends on culture. European society was largely built upon cattle farming, so cows have been historically seen as better - they provide milk, butter, and meat. This recipe will make you forget all about any other type of meat.

Let’s make pork tenderloin!

Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, boneless
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, thyme and sage
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp lemon zest

How to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Poke holes all over the pork tenderloin. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Mix 2 tablespoons of avocado oil, lemon zest, garlic, fresh rosemary, thyme and sage in a small bowl. Brush this mixture all over the pork tenderloin.
  4. Heat the rest of the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork for 3 minutes per side, without moving, until browned on the bottom.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast for 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145ºF.
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest before serving.

This recipe makes more than you can eat in one sitting, but this is totally on purpose. Store in an air-tight Tupperware inside the fridge and enjoy it tomorrow, maybe even tastier than the first time. Don’t leave it in the fridge for more than two or three days, though, or it won’t be as juicy.

If you liked this recipe, we recommend you check out these recipes: Sautéed Radishes, Stuffed Avocados, and Israeli Salad.

Enjoy!