Tender, succulent pork is delicately topped with fresh, herbaceous chimichurri sauce for a pork dinner recipe that’s both savory and bright. This Pork Tenderloin with homemade Chimichurri sauce is elegant enough to serve at a formal dinner party and simple enough to make on a busy weeknight. Coming together in just 45 minutes, this sophisticated dish features a symphony of flavor and texture made with Primal Kitchen Greek Dressing.
Pork Tenderloin and Chimichurri Recipe
Time: 45 minutes
Pork Tenderloin with Homemade Chimmichurri Sauce
dinner, pork dinner
1 pork tenderloin (1 lb.)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning blend
¼ cup Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons Primal Kitchen Dijon Mustard
1/2 Bottle Primal Kitchen Greek Dressing
2 cups fresh parsley
1 clove garlic
For the tenderloin
For the Chimichurri sauce
Heat grill to medium heat.
Combine tenderloin marinade ingredients in a bowl.
Brush meat with marinade ingredients. Let stand 10 minutes.
Grill meat 20 to 25 minutes or until done (145ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with remaining marinade mixture after 15 minutes.
Transfer meat to cutting board, and let stand for three minutes.
Nutritional information calculated via Cronometer.
Calories 400, Carbs 3 grams, Fat 28 grams, Protein 32 grams
What is Chimichurri?
Chimichurri is a versatile sauce that originated in Argentina and Uruguay. The acidic alternative to pesto, this light, bright sauce is made with a mix of parsley and garlic.
Traditionally, the ingredient list for chimichurri is a bit longer (think red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, and other oils). We made our chimichurri using Primal Kitchen Greek Dressing for a fresh sauce that can be made in just a few minutes with a food processor.
Chimichurri sauce is for so much more than pork: top grilled chicken, steak, fish, kabobs, or even vegetarian and vegan dishes like grilled eggplant, veggie medleys, or even a salad!
Is Chimichurri spicy?
Our chimichurri recipe is more strong than spicy. If you’re looking for a sauce with a bit more of a kick, you can add red pepper flakes to taste. Different recipes will alter the heat-level of your chimichurri somewhat, but generally, it is more acidic than spicy.
How long does chimichurri last?
Your chimichurri will likely keep for up to a few weeks when properly stored in an airtight container in your fridge. Be sure to mix thoroughly when removing from the fridge, since some ingredients may solidify in the cold.
Can you freeze chimichurri?
Yes! Scoop your sauce into an ice cube tray to freeze it. Be sure to cover the tray before placing it in your freezer. But since this sauce is so simple and only takes 3 ingredients, you’ll likely want to make it fresh every time.
How to Grill Pork Tenderloin
Grill this pork tenderloin on medium heat. After fifteen minutes, turn the meat while continuing to brush your marinade or dressing mixture as you go. You’ll want to grill the tenderloin for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees fahrenheit. Once cooked, let the meat stand on a cutting board for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin
This beautiful and delicious recipe speaks for itself! But if you’d like to add sides or starters, here are a few recipes that are a perfect fit with Pork Tenderloin and chimichurri.