Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Tenderloin gets a sweet and zesty glaze loaded with honey, lime juice, zest, and ground cumin. A wonderful combination of flavors and spices to make any pork tenderloin tasteful and delicious!
It’s bitter cold here in Charleston, but we can’t complain since our families and friends have been slammed with 2 feet of snow up North. This is the kind of weather we enjoy staying home in and cooking together; making roasts, stews, soups and even baking some delicious chocolate chip cookies.
This honey-lime glazed pork tenderloin is just the thing for some warm and comforting food during this cold weather. And it’s easily made and ready in 30 minutes!
The glaze is made with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, fresh garlic, ground cumin, fresh lime juice, zest, and honey. While the recipe makes enough to glaze the tenderloin, there is plenty extra to pour on the pork after it’s been sliced.
This Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Tenderloin turned out to be delicious, juicy, super moist, and tender. You can serve it with just about anything.
We served it last night with a side of our Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a green salad.
Luckily, I had a few pieces of leftover so I could take these photos in better lighting. Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Tenderloin is simple and comforting.
*You can follow along below or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card.
Ingredients for Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Tenderloin:
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 garlic cloves – minced
Juice and zest of 4 small limes
3 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Whisk together all ingredients into a small bowl and set aside.
For the Pork Tenderloin:
2 or 3-pound pork tenderloin
salt and black pepper
1 onion- sliced
1 to 2 cups of water
1 lime – sliced into wedges to garnish
1/2 cup fresh parsley or cilantro, as a garnish
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Cover the bottom of the roasting pan with a sheet of foil wrap (for easy cleaning). Scatter the sliced onion, and add a cup of water to the roasting pan.
2. Place tenderloin on a roasting rack, inside the prepared roasting pan.
Season the tenderloin with salt and black pepper. Brush or spoon the pork with some of the glazes.
3. Roast the pork for 10 minutes, carefully remove from oven, and brush more glaze onto the tenderloin. Do this 2 more times (every 10 minutes) turning over the tenderloin and adding more glaze until fully cooked, about 15 minutes per pound (if you have a meat thermometer, it should read 145 F).
If you notice the glaze on the bottom of the pan is starting to burn and making too much smoke, add another cup of water to prevent that from happening.
4. Transfer the tenderloin onto a cutting board and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Transfer sliced pork to a serving platter, garnish with lime wedges on the side, sprinkle parsley or cilantro on top, and spoon some of the remaining glazes over the tenderloin slices. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6
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