Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin is a delicious dinner that is SO easy to make. Healthy, paleo and perfect for meal prepping!
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If you haven’t tried grilling pork tenderloin.. you’re missing out. It is so easy to do, and makes the pork extra juicy/delicious!
Now add in a zippy citrus marinade, and you’re making it THAT much better.
It’s a delicious, lean protein that’s relatively quick and simple to make. Pair it with some veggies, and the best potatoes ever – and you’ve got the perfect dinner!
Now let’s talk about grilling pork tenderloin. It’s really not that difficult to do, and you’ll only need a few things to make it!
What you need to make grilled pork tenderloin:
To make this grilled pork tenderloin you’ll need orange, lemon + lime juice/zest, salt, pepper, olive oil, honey and pork.
You’ll also of course need a grill.. and you guys know we love our Traeger!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinade
Marinating the pork is probably the most important part. This helps lock ALL the best flavors! I used a lot of bright citrus for bold flavor in this recipe, but you can use any marinade you’d like!
Some other marinades that will work great on grilled pork tenderloin are:
- Maple Mustard
- Rosemary Balsamic
- Ginger Lime
- Any of these 5 Healthy Marinades
- Store bought dressing – this is my favorite!
How to grill pork tenderloin:
For this recipe, all you have to do is mix the marinade, let it marinate, and grill it up!
When it comes time to grill, heat your grill to 400 degrees. Place the pork on the grill and let it cook for 15 minutes. Flip it + cook for an additional 15 minutes. Your grill may cook a little quicker than ours – just watch the pork/the internal temp!
Make sure to check the internal temperature. The pork should be at 145. Let it rest before slicing into it!
20-30 minutes on the grill and you’ve got a delicious meal that everyone will love!
Important: Make sure you DON’T overcook the pork by keeping a close eye on the internal temp.. (grab a meat thermometer for less than $13). If you overcook the pork it will definitely get tough and will not be nearly as delicious!
Substitutions for this recipe:
- Whole30 – To make whole30, omit the honey
- Marinades – You can sub any marinade on this pork tenderloin and it will be delicious!
- Herbs/Spices – Feel free to add fresh basil or parsley to this recipe. You can also try adding some garlic or onion powder for added flavor.
Why do you have to let pork rest?
- Letting pork rest allows the meat to stay nice and juicy. When you slice meat immediately after pulling it off the grill (or out of the oven) it will lose it’s juice and inherently lose some of it’s flavor.
What to serve this grilled pork tenderloin with:
- Sheet Pan Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- Grilled Vegetables
- Healthy Green Beans Almondine
- Crispy Garlic Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Other Healthy Grilling Recipes:
Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- In a bowl, whisk together marinade.
- Place pork in marinade and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes (overnight is best!)
- When ready to cook, heat grill to 400 degrees.
- Place pork on the grill. Cook for 15 minutes, flip + cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Before pulling pork off the grill, check internal temperature - it should be at 145.
- Remove pork from grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Slice pork + serve with your favorite veggies!