Grilled Pork Tenderloin

More Ways to Search: Recipe Index

Grilled Pork Tenderloin – Juicy and delicious Pork Tenderloin prepared on the grill!

grilled pork tenderloin

Who is getting their grill-on this coming Memorial Day? You are? Me, too!

I’m grilling on R2D2


Husband is grilling on this


What is this?!?

He won’t let go of his 1980’s camping days.

Okay, have to be honest. In reality, this little baby grill makes some juicy burgers, delicious shish kebabs, and amazing kebapi!

What?!? You don’t know what kebapi are? Oh, you’ve been deprived. I’ll introduce you to those one of these days. I promise.

Totally random, but I have to share – look at these lovely photos from my garden:






Raspberry Bush

I am so excited! Smile

Back to the topic; what’s on your menu for this coming weekend?

grilled pork tenderloin

I’ve got grilled pork tenderloin marinated in some olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, and some salt and pepper. With a side of Rhubarb Chutney! Can’t wait to get started.

HOW TO MAKE Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I don’t know if I can call this a recipe – I’m missing the exact measurements. :/ Lets see.

In a large ziploc bag pour in about 1 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary, lots of garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. That sounds about right. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Usually I just throw things in without measuring and hope for the best. Winking smile


When your grill is hot and ready (totally understand the giggles), place the loins on the hot grill and brown on all sides; about 3 minutes on each side.

Once its browned, turn down the heat to medium, close the grill, and come back once in a while to flip it around.

The loins will be ready within 40 minutes.

Allow the meat to rest for at least 15 minutes before you cut it. You don’t want to lose all that juice! (That rhymes)


Want that rhubarb chutney recipe you see on that plate? Come back in a couple of days – it will be here.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

3 3 3
WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Marinating Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Juicy and delicious Pork Tenderloin prepared on the grill! 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 161


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • garlic powder , to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large ziploc bag; refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat grill.
  • Remove tenderloin from bag and discard marinade.
  • When your grill is hot and ready, place the loins on the hot grill and brown on all sides; about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  • Once its browned, turn down the heat to medium, close the grill, and come back once in a while to flip it around.
  • Continue to grill for 40 minutes.
  • Remove meat from grill and allow to rest for 20 minutes before cutting.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 7
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 59mg2%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 23g46%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: grilled pork, grilled tenderloin, pork recipes, pork tenderloin

Want To Save This Recipe?


44 Responses
  1. Claire

    Oh, men. My husband is the same way, he’s such a pack rat with really weird appliances and technology. Just yesterday, as I was packing the living room and threw away a cord we had NO idea it was going to, he freaked out and kept it. Like, a cord that belongs to nothing. So I’m with you there!

    Oh and I LOVE pork, but sadly my husband doesn’t eat it 🙁 So can I come over and eat?

  2. Magic of Spice

    Your tenderloin looks perfect! My kids just love grilling season and are big meat eaters, well one is more chicken than red…but they grill and grill 🙂 As I am always behind I think I will get to see your chutney momentarily 🙂
    P.S. loved your tips for the frozen bananas, a must to do for me 🙂

  3. Firefly

    ROFL we also have one of the 1980 grills in our back yard 🙂 BTW I love your grill it’s cute 🙂 Your garden is amazing, I love it!

    And the pork looks delicious 🙂 wish I had some now!!!

  4. Kristi Rimkus

    I’m so jealous! My garden here in Seattle is barely moving thanks to all the cold weather and rain. Hopefully it will catch up soon! Love the tenderloin!

  5. Sandra

    We grill lots of pork around here. Your’s has the perfect crust on it, and lucky you with the beautiful garden. The only thing growing around here is our impatience with this nasty weather.

  6. The Harried Cook

    Hi… Haven’t been to your site in a while! I thought I had subscribed, but just now noticed I hadn’t! Now I have tons of recipes to catch up on… I love the pictures of your garden. I’m so jealous! It’s something I’ve always wanted… It’s gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, how beautiful are those slices of pork! They look moist and very, very tasty! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Signing up for email subscription now so I don’t miss out on this chutney recipe!

  7. Claudie

    I really love your R2D2 ! As for your husband’s grill — well, I know quite a few guys who have exactly the same, so I guess it’s a male thing 🙂

  8. elle

    My little grill looks like your hubby’s! Sad, but it does the trick most of the time. I’m excited for the day when I can get a big girl grill like you! The pork tenderloin looks incredible!

  9. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    YES! Getting my grill on this weekend. Yeah! Your pork tenderloin looks supreme and I am excited for the rubarb chutney – I am mad about a great chutney.

  10. Liz

    LOL at your second grill! We still do only charcoal…I’ve been dying for a gas grill so I can whip up a BBQ dinner quickly. Maybe by our 50th wedding anniversary??! OK, back to your yummy pork…pork tenderloins are one of our favorites to grill. Rosemary, garlic, wine vinegar and olive oil? Sounds like the perfect marinade. I will try soon 🙂 xo

  11. Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen

    I am sooo jealous of your garden. I long for the day when I have a backyard and not just a basil plant in the window! Love pork tenderloin too, thanks for the Memorial Day inspiration 🙂

  12. kankana

    your garden looks so beautiful .. wish I had a backyard or knew something about gardening to start in a pot at least ! Pork is one of my fav protein and when i make such grill dish.. i too can’t remember exact measurements!!

  13. Ramona

    The pork looks so juicy and melt-in your-mouth good! I am also excited to see pictures of your beautiful garden. My kids and I just potted some chilies and herbs on our deck outside the kitchen. We check every day to see if we have little sprouts. I know you’ll have some wonderful meals with those veggies growing in your garden. : )

  14. Kristen

    I have never grilled with wood or charcoal. How spoiled I have been with gas! That pork looks delicious. What a great Memorial Day choice!

  15. Tina

    Haven’t been here in quite a while, but I can say one thing hasn’t changed — your lovely posts!
    Your grilled pork tenderloin looks superb…and your garden looks lovely! I’m so envious! 🙂

  16. Adriana

    The return of R2! Thanks for mentioning you let pork tenderloins rest at least 20 minutes. I normally don’t do them on the grill because I feel they dry out, but I know it’s likely due to not enough juicy rest. I’m another serial eye-baller when it comes to marinades and dressings 🙂

  17. Mina @ Angellove's Cooking

    This tenderloin looks awesome!! And what a beautiful garden :)! I love your photos so much, Kate 🙂

  18. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    This sounds like a wonderful meal all together Kate..what a lovely photo sof your garden..wonderful, nothing beat your own produce right, and you got green thumb my friend unlike me :)))
    Love it, everything is just made with the perfection..

  19. Katie@Cozydelicious

    Your graden looks amazing! We are in the process of buying a house and I just want the whol ething to go faster so I can plant my veggies!!! I’m so jealous! And your tenderloin looks yummy too.

  20. pachecopatty

    Many times a little bit of this and a little bit of that make the best recipes – especially for a marinade. Your grilled pork tenderloins look moist and cooked to perfection, congrats and the rhubarb chutney does sound good;-)

  21. Happy When Not Hungry

    I love grilled pork tenderloin! So glad nice weather is finally here so we can use our grills. Looks delicious!

  22. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    Pork tenderloins are tender and delicious! I’ve (oops!…I mean hubby) has never done it on the grill. Will have to give it a try one of these days.

  23. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Haha I like your R2D2! Lots of garlic sounds so yummy with tenderloin. I’m looking forward to your chutney recipe! 🙂

  24. sheila @ Elements

    What a wonderful grill you have! As for your husband’s grill…well…let’s just say I’d be more inclined to use yours. LOL! 🙂

    I don’t think I’ve ever had pork tenderloin before but it looks really good. We’re working all weekend so we won’t be grilling out unfortunately. 🙁 But we may end up grilling out at our friends’ house. My husband is wanting to make cevapi and veggie kabobs.

    But I’m dying to know what kabapi is. I can’t wait to find out! Your garden looks awesome by the way. 🙂

  25. Carla Meine

    Love grilled pork & this looks fabulous. The pictures of your garden are amazing. We’re grilling steaks this weekend. Taking the boat out for the first time this year so I want something easy when we get home.

  26. kitchenarian

    Love the grill, the garden and the pork tenderloin. Don’t be surprised if I show up at your door this holiday weekend to see what else you are grilling! Great post.

  27. Shea Goldstein

    Cedar plank salmon! Your tenderloin looks divine – I love the fact that your a griller…so am I 😉

  28. Coco200066

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    Well I intend on getting my grill on too this weekend. Hubby was so awesome and he put my together my Char-Broil American Gourmet Charcoal Smoker! So can’t wait to try it out, starting with Ribs! So watch this space lol.

  29. Lora @cakeduchess

    Your pork loins will be delicous! I love this recipe, Kate:) Your hubby’s grill must make THE best burgers!

  30. Megan @ pipandebby

    Sooo jealous of your raspberry bush! And your husband’s grill looks like something MY husband would gush over. 🙂
    Your tenderloin looks so juicy and delicious! (oh dear, I think that warranted some giggles, too.)

  31. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    As soon as I saw the instruction to “turn down the heat to medium,” I knew why your husband won’t let go of the little grill. CHARCOAL. The real way to grill. 😛

    That being said, your loins are perfect (yes, more giggles). Seriously, that is one great recipe, even if it’s not exact.

  32. Dana Salvo

    Pictures are gorgeous. Love this. Don’t be knocking the 80’s now! That is GREAT for smoking Salmon 🙂

  33. Parsley Sage

    Nice! That tenderloin looks outstanding! And my husband and your husband totally share a brain. Our grill pretty much looks just like that 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, and for the well wishes for my mom!

  34. Kristy

    Oooh! I want to try the rhubarb chutney! The tenderloin looks amazing too. Great garden photos and I’m totally jealous that you have raspberries. I’d be out there snacking all day long once they come in! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating

Katerina of Diethood
Hey There!
I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

Amazon Affiliate Program

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.