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Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

MEDITERRANEAN BAKED PORK TENDERLOIN

You guys are in for a treat today!

If you are a fan of pork, this Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is a recipe you are going to want to try. If you haven’t baked a pork tenderloin you need to give it a try. It is one of the easiest ways to cook pork in my opinion {other than the slow cooker of course}. It creates a tender, juicy piece of pork that is full of the warm, rich spices of the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

I hear time and time again that people think their pork needs to be a white/gray color and that is how they know it is ready to be eaten. I am partnering with the Ohio Pork Council Ohio Pork Council to share with you that this is not true and creates a dry piece of meat. Pork needs to be cooked until about 145 degrees.

You want to see a slight blush of pink which lets you know the meat isn’t overcooked. Depending on the size of you meat and the temperature you are cooking at this shouldn’t take you too long.For today’s recipe I found a two pack of pork tenderloin {about 2 pounds} and it took me around 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

I love the combination of cumin, cayenne pepper, coriander, allspice, cloves, cinnamon and oregano paired with meat. I created a rub for the pork and also did a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper.

You will also notice if you watch the video that I like to add garlic to the pork by making small slits into the pork tenderloin and tucking chopped pieces of garlic in to the meat. This is a trick my mom taught me and I think it is the secret to that extra delicious flavor. Plus, any trick your mom gives you when it comes to cooking is a keeper, right?

Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

What to serve with this Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin?

When I make any dinner for my family I always make sure I have a lot of vegetables including a side dish and a salad. For my kids I like to always have a tray of cut up fresh veggies on the table because I feel like if they are sitting there, they will eat them!

With today’s Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin I would pair these Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans and this Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad. I also try to offer a starch or grain, like these Gouda Smashed Potatoes or this Italian Style Quinoa.

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Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Julia
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Cuisine: Pork, Dinner

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 Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 small pork tenderloins or 1 large pork tenderloin {about 2 pounds of pork tenderloin}
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped into 6 small pieces
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Mediterranean Spice Mix :

  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper {optional for spice}

Garnish:

  • Fresh Parsley

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl combine the coriander, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, oregano and cayenne pepper and stir. Set aside. 

Place pork tenderloin on a large cutting board. Trim the pork tenderloin by removing any silver skin.

Cut 3 slits into each pork tenderloin using a sharp knife and insert the small piece of chopped garlic into each slit, making sure to push the garlic into the slit. 

Using your hands rub the Mediterranean spice mixture over each pork tenderloin on both sides. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper on all sides. 

Put the pork tenderloin in a large baking dish Bake the tenderloin at 375 degrees F  for 30-35 minutes, or until the meat thermometer registers 145 degrees F at the thickest part of the pork {there should be a blush of pink in the pork}. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes. Slice the pork tenderloin in thin cuts and serve with fresh parsley. 


Notes

There should be a blush of pink in the pork. This is a good thing and ensures that the pork is tender and juicy! 

You can also cut up pieces of bay leaves and tuck those into the pork similar to the garlic. Just cut a few slices into the pork and put the pieces of bay leaves in to the slit. You can pull them out when you are ready to eat the pork. 

More pork recipes to try:

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas 

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos

Thanks to the Ohio Pork Council for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share this Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

Mediterranean Baked Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy and full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Pork tenderloin is rubbed with a warm Mediterranean spice mixture and baked to perfection. This is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

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javed hashmi

Thursday 22nd of March 2018

I love tucking garlic in pork; they add so much! The spices are perfect! Windows 8.1 Pro ISO Download its very good and help full

Leslie

Saturday 27th of January 2018

I made this for my husband tonight and he loved it!! Thank you.

Julia

Sunday 28th of January 2018

I am so glad you liked it! We enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Schroeder

Friday 26th of January 2018

I love tucking garlic in pork; they add so much! The spices are perfect!