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Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe

"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 YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

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PerriJ60 User ID: 8823967 246534
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

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

KathiMocha User ID: 8407105 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 User ID: 7101358 84472
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Very easy to make & full of flavor!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 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 User ID: 5732374 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 User ID: 1036170 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 User ID: 3533177 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 User ID: 1010913 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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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