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Grecian Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Grecian Pork Tenderloin
See how to make a zesty, Greek-inspired marinade for grilled pork tenderloin. See more
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Grecian Pork Tenderloin

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"Lean and tender, pork tenderloins are perfect for the grill. This zesty marinade makes tenderloins even more tender than they already are."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins


  1. Place lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and oregano in a large resealable plastic bag. Shake sealed bag until ingredients are well mixed. Taste the marinade for tartness. If too tart, add a little more oil. Not enough zing, add more lime. The garlic and salt flavors should also be up front, yet not overpowering. Place tenderloins in the bag, seal, and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 5 hours.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate, and discard marinade. Grill tenderloins for 20 to 30 minutes, turning once, or to desired doneness.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I also halved the recipe, et it marinate overnight, cooked it in a 350 degree oven for about 45 mins. It was perfect -- so moist and tender. Plus, the leftovers make great Greek pita sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, feta, red onion, pepperocini and greek dressing. Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2012

I just wasn't crazy about it. It was just too much oregano. The meat was moist and the lime flavor was fine but the oregano was so overpowering. I won't be making this recipe again.

Dec 09, 2007

This is an extraordinary dish! I followed the recipe as directed and it turned out great! The taste of the lime on the pork is absolutely remarkable. I added extra marinade on top of the pork tenderloin before inserting it in the oven at 400 degrees Farenheit for 30 minutes and it turned out to perfection. (Since it's winter and quite cold here in Ottawa, Canada, I couldn't use my bbq so I used the oven instead). I served this great dish with Asiago toasted cheese puffs (see recipe on along with risotto with artichokes! What a great combination!

Jul 27, 2003

Bar none, this is one of the tastiest ways to prepare pork tenderloin I have ever tried. I accidentally forgot to add the oregano, and it was STILL just great. Next time, of course, I will try to remember the oregano! Per some of the other reviews, I halved all the marinade ingredients and had plenty for 2 tenderloins. I used fresh lemon juice to make it "authentic" Greek, rather than lime juice, minced about 1/3 of the garlic for the marinade & made slits in the tenderloins & inserted the garlic slices. We cooked it on our gas grill over indirect heat for exactly 25 minutes (to 160 degrees), and it was superb! Thanks, Dave, for this keeper of a recipe.

Apr 15, 2011

Excellent marinade for pork tenderloin - however I cut the amount of marinade in half and it was plenty for 2 pound of pork. I used lemon juice instead of lime about 1/2 cup and cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp. I used only 2 Tbsp. of oregano. I added 1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce. I cut the pork into kabobs, put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. It grilled up perfectly and tasted great!

Jan 07, 2007

The thing I love most about this recipe is how well it freezes. It's great for bulk cooking. When the pork chops I like go on sale, I buy a bunch for this recipe. I line up enough gallon-size zipper bags to put 4 or 5 chops in each bag, then I make a half-recipe of the marinade in each bag and add the chops. I lay them flat in the fridge to marinate until the next day, then I transfer them to the freezer. They make a nice quick meal, just thaw and grill/broil. Truth be told, I modify the recipe a bit. I use lemon juice instead of lime, and use 3 generous Tbsp each of basil and oregano. I also use more garlic and mince it. Love it!

Aug 29, 2002

Very tasty. I'm allergic to pork so I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Marinated them for about 5 hours starting from semi-frozen state. I think I'll marinate a little longer next time to bring out the lime. Will make again.

Mar 10, 2003

Good recipe with a few modifications. Makes way too much marinade - cut it in half and there is still more than enough for two whole tenderloins. I used lemon juice and reduced the amount of oregano. Also added fresh ground pepper to the marinade. Roasted uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to get it perfect. If it's overcooked it dries right out.


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  • Calories
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 31.1 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 829 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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