An easy protein to cook, a pork tenderloin is one of the most tender cuts of pork. It has a mild flavor, so it’s best when prepared with an added spice rub, marinade, stuffing or flavorful sauce. The recipe below works great for a weeknight dinner.

  • 1-1/4 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Himalayan salt, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, thyme and salt).
  3. Stir mixture until all the ingredients are well combined to form a seasoning.
  4. Sprinkle the mixture over the tenderloin, then rub the pork with the seasoning on all sides of the meat, pressing gently so the seasoning adheres well to the tenderloin.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high and then add the olive oil.
  6. Add the minced garlic and saute, stirring, for 1 minute.
  7. Put tenderloin in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, searing each side using tongs to turn the meat.
  8. Transfer meat to a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes. (Tip: line the roasting pan with aluminum foil for easier clean up)
  9. Slice and serve.