Italian Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Asparagus

This is a great meal to prepare when you know you are going to have a busy night. You can season the pork in the morning in 5 minutes, and then come home in the evening and be pulling it out of the oven in under 30 minutes. I like to serve Italian Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Asparagus and of course my Garden Fresh Salad.

Italian Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

This recipe makes 9-5.3 oz servings. Calories per serving: 171; Fat per serving: 4g; Carbs per serving: 2g; Protein per serving: 32g.

  • 3 lbs. high quality pork tenderloin, (Swift Premium is a good brand)

Italian Rub:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • Dash rosemary
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper

Place olive oil and pork in gallon size zip-lock bag. Grind all spices in a spice mortar. Sprinkle mortared seasoning over pork, close bag, and toss. Place in refrigerator to marinate 2-4 hours or more. Feel free to also just rub the seasoning into the oiled pork by hand. I prefer to toss in a bag for easy clean up.

Remove pork from fridge 30 minutes before placing in oven to allow to bring to room temperature, if you do not have time for this add 4-5 minutes of extra cooking time. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place tenderloins at least 1 inch apart onto lined sheet. Place in preheated oven and let roast for 8 minutes. When timer goes off turn oven down to 325 degrees with pork still in the oven. Roast for an additional 18 minutes. Remove from oven when timer goes off. Let rest covered for 10 minutes. Slice and eat!

Roasted Asparagus

One serving is 6 asparagus spears. Calories per serving: 28; Fat per serving: 1g; Carbs per serving: 4g; Protein per serving: 3g.

Turn oven on to broil at 500 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Break off ends of asparagus right where they naturally break. Place on the lined baking sheet. Spray with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil spray. Salt and pepper to taste. Place asparagus in the oven for 3-6 minutes (depending on the size of the asparagus; more time for large spears, less time for small spears). Remove from oven when done. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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