Lemon-Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I enjoy grilling, so I worked hard to develop marinades and sauces to accompany the meats. This blend of tangy lemon and savory garlic mixes perfectly with pork.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)


  1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lemon juice, zest, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for about 13-14 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

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