Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill. While it cooks for 30 minutes, I make a salad and dinner is ready!

This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill.Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Summer and warmer weather means grilling more and dining al fresco. Some of my favorite pork recipes are Fig Balsamic Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Quick Garlic and Lime Marinated Pork Chops, and Apricot-Rum Glazed Spiral Ham.

Summer nights I want to stay out of the kitchen, and enjoy the great weather. With meals like this, it’s easy to do! I like to serve this with salad, but some grilled corn or pasta salad also makes a great side! You can easily double the recipe to serve more.

How To Grill Pork Tenderloin

I find the best way to grill pork tenderloin is using this fool-proof method: I start by grilling the pork directly over the flame to sear and brown on all sides about 5 minutes on each side. Then I transfer the meat to indirect heat (which mean I shut the flame off one side of the grill) and let it continue cooking covered, until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Set aside and let it rest about 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill.
This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill.
This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill.
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Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill. While it cooks for 30 minutes, I make a salad and dinner is ready!

Ingredients:

For the Cumin Spice Rub:

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 18 oz)

Directions:

  1. Combine the spices then season the tenderloin all over.
  2. Preheat the grill to high, or preheat the broiler to high.
  3. Grill or broil the tenderloin, covered on high 5 minutes on each side, then move to indirect heat if grilling, cover the grill and cook an additional 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 145°F* (about 22 to 25 minutes total).
  4. Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing.

*Some people suggest taking pork off around 140°F. I prefer 145F so it’s a little pink in the center. The USDA health recommendations say that pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. You can adjust this temperature to your own tastes and comfort level, especially if you know the pork is fresh.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: just over 3 oz

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 162 calories
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Sodium: 351mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 27g
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