Spice-Crusted Roast Pork Tenderloin

Published December 17, 2015

2 SmartPoints

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 26 min

Serves: 4

This six-ingredient spice rub is super-simple and super-flavourful. Try it on beef, chicken or even some fish.


  • 1 1⁄4 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 pound(s) uncooked lean pork tenderloin

  • 2 spray(s) cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a small roasting pan with foil (or coat with cooking spray).

  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, garlic, oregano, thyme, cumin and coriander; rub all over surface of pork.

  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over high heat; brown pork on all sides, turning every 3 to 4 minutes with tongs.

  4. Transfer pork to prepared pan; roast until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF, about 5 to 10 minutes. Let rest at least 3 minutes before thinly slicing. Yields about 3 ounces per serving.

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