Summertime is the best time! The longer days filled with sunlight, trips to the beach, sounds of children playing outside and laughing long past dinner…oh, and who could forget? Our favorite summertime cooking method: grilling!
We love using the grill in the summertime because it helps keep the house cooler and it’s so easy! If you’ve never tried grilling before, don’t be intimidated because it’s far easier than you’d think. Try this sweet and summery Honey Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin for an easy, family-friendly, crowd-pleasing summer dinner!
Honey Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Trim the pork tenderloin of any excess fat and silver skin (a type of connective tissue that is silvery-white in appearance and needs to be trimmed away from the tenderloin because it will not dissolve when cooking). When trimmed, place the pork tenderloin in a gallon-sized resealable bag.
Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Remove a 1/4 c. of marinade from the bowl and store in a separate, sealed container. Pour the remaining marinade over the pork tenderloin, seal the bag, and place in the refrigerator. Marinate 6-24 hours.
Prior to cooking, place the bag with the pork tenderloin and marinade on the counter to come to room temperature for 20 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (about 400-450 degrees). Place the pork tenderloin on the grill (discard remaining marinade in bag). Allow the tenderloin to grill 5 minutes on each of the four sides. As you rotate the tenderloin, it is ready to be moved when it comes off the grill grates easily.
Baste the pork tenderloin with the 1/4 c. reserved marinade every few minutes while grilling. When the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140 degrees, remove it from the grill and on to a plate. Allow the pork tenderloin to rest for 10 minutes before slicing, so it can retain more of its natural juices. Slice and serve!
This recipe was created by Lindsey! Lindsey Janeiro is the Registered Dietitian and Owner of the nutrition private practice and blog Nutrition to Fit. She provides nutrition coaching to busy women looking to ditch stress and frustration and live a life of more mindful wellness. More info on her services and her recipes can be found at nutritiontofit.com and on social media at @nutritiontofit.