Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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"This moist tender pork is seasoned with a wonderful herb and lemon rub I created," says Carol Birkemeier of Nashville, Indiana. "Even my husband, who is a chef, thinks this dish is special enough for company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 176 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; rub over tenderloins. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p23

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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PerriJ60 246534
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"This is a delicious recipe! The tenderloin comes out so moist. Five stars; will definitely make it again."

KathiMocha 227633
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"This is my favorite pork recipe, it always turns out wonderful. Sometimes I change it up by using an orange instead of a lemon."

jstowellsupermom 84472
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Very easy to make & full of flavor!"

bjsilve0 49886
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"This has been requested many times by family. It is truely excellent and quick and easy to make. As a Weight Watcher this also fills the bill."

burb265 30483
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"It was tender and flavorful. The leftovers were just as good as the first time. I look forward to making it again."

sands351 70958
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"I am always nervous when I try a new recipe for a holiday dinner but this was absolutely fantastic. It was very moist, tender and the herbs and lemon were not overpowering. We had a great Thanksgiving dinner."

howdia 30480
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"This was delicious and easy to make. My whole family enjoyed it. This will become one of our monthly meals."

joymac 111574
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2008

"This recipe is fantastic! It's easy to do and makes a lovely holiday presentation. But is is absolutely delicious as well. It's a great find!"

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