Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Asian Slaw

Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Asian SlawAs the days continue to get hotter and we can see that summer is here (even if the calendar doesn’t say so), I like thinking about new recipes for the summer months. Of course, I have a few old favorites that I either love to make or feel obligated to make every year, but it’s fun to try something NEW, especially when it is delicious while still being quick and easy-to-make.

Even though summer is SUPPOSED to be the time for relaxation and kicking back, our summers usually end up being packed with activities and I feel like there is never enough time in a summer day, even with the sun going down much later at night. Between summer activities, sports tournaments, weddings, community festivals and all the rest of the fun, the basics like getting great meals prepared can start to slip by the wayside – and we do NOT want that to happen!

To make summer just as delicious as it is fun, I like to look for foods and recipes that don’t take a long time to make and don’t require a lot of fussy steps. Less prep times means more time to get outside and continue enjoying the summer with friends and family!

One way to cut down on that prep-time is to start with a meat that is already seasoned and ready to cook without any additional prep. The perfect example of this is Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, available at Safeway. For this recipe we started with Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin.

Four our recipe, we cooked the Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin in the oven, but you can choose to make it on the grill instead. For grilling, place tenderloin on a lightly oiled grilling rack over medium-high heat (400-450 degrees F). Close the grill lid and cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until a thermometer registers 160 degrees F internal meat temperature. Turn as needed to brown evenly.


Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Asian Slaw


3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 Cup sesame-ginger dressing
Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin
2 Cups of Napa Cabbage, chopped well
2 Tablespoons of Green Onion, chopped
2 large carrots, Chopped
1/2 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 Cup chopped almonds

Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Asian Slaw Process


Preheat oven to 450.
Bake the pork tenderloin for about 20 minutes – making sure the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees F.
Whisk together the soy sauce and dressing – set aside.
In a bowl, combine the cabbage, green onions, carrots, cilantro, and almonds.
Dress the salad with the soy sauce dressing (reserve about 2 tablespoons to put on the pork)
Place the salad on a plate and arrange sliced pork on top.
Drizzle the remaining dressing on the pork tenderloin.

This delicious Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Asian Slaw is quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes! Perfect for summer family dinners or entertaining.

Smart Time-Saving Tip: While preparing the pork tenderloin for this recipe, place a second pork tenderloin in the oven at the same time. (You can choose this same flavor or another delicious Smithfield flavor like Applewood Bacon, Roasted Garlic & Herb or others.) Then, the following day you can slice the pork to eat in sandwiches, either cold or warmed on the grill or in the oven. That way you have a second meal ready to go with almost no prep time at all!

Are you ready to share your own recipe ideas? Smithfield is challenging you to see what you can do with Marinated Fresh Pork to prepare a flavorful meal in about 30 minutes with their “What Can You Do With 30?” meal and tip contest. For more 30-minute meal preparation ideas, and to submit your own original recipe for a chance to win great prizes (and to find more 30-minute meal preparation ideas) head to www.SmithfieldRealFlavorRealFast.com.

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  1. That looks so yummy! We make pork tenderloin all the time, so this is definitely going into my recipe rotation.

  2. I love Smithfield Tenderloins. My husband grills them all the time, and they are always so tender and juicy.

  3. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    This looks super delicious. I have never cooked a pork tenderloin before. I will have to try this.

  4. Tenderloins are so easy to make a great dinner! Smithfield is the best and your dish looks amazing

  5. jessicarwaites@gmail.com' Jessica W says:

    I love Smithfield and I look forward to my husband grilling up food like this in the summer.

  6. dcasargent@gmail.com' Catherine Sargent says:

    This looks like a great meal. I am always looking for new dinner ideas and I can’t wait to make this pork tenderloin and asian slaw recipe.

  7. pamwattenbarger@yahoo.com' Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This sounds really tasty! I really like using Smithfield Pork tenderloin for a quick weeknight dinner.

  8. This looks so delicious. I really love a good pork recipe. I may need to add this to the meal plan.

  9. Totally delicious and I love that the tenderloin can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. We prefer to avoid heating up the house as much as possible during the summer, so that versatility is awesome!

  10. What a delicious way to prepare pork tenderloin! I have to give this a shot. The dish looks so pretty!

  11. Oh yummy! This looks delicious. And I love slaw, I mist try this Asian version of yours. Thanks for the recipe, hopefully my pork loin will not be dry next time!

  12. YUM!!! This looks like something my husband would really enjoy. Great recipe!

  13. dearrhannahh@aol.com' Hannah C says:

    Ooh, this looks very delicious!!

  14. This looks like a delicious tenderloin! It would be perfect for a summertime gathering with friends!

  15. danavento@gmail.com' dana vento says:

    So yummy and delicious! I can’t wait to see this in actual. It looks great!

  16. I haven’t tried tried Smithfield Tenderloins, but they look really delicious.

  17. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    The Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Asian Slaw, looks so delicious and a great dinner recipe that my husband and kids will love. I will have to try it!

  18. This looks delicious! I love to find recipes that are easy to create and are not so heavy in the warmer months.

  19. I’ve always thought about buying one of those. Wasn’t sure if we would like it. It looks delish!

  20. This is a scrumptious-looking dish! In my family, we truly love our meat dishes and welcome the protein.
    This looks so flavorful; your pictures really make the dish pop!

  21. Myblessedsouthernlife@gmail.com' Michelle Waller says:

    This looks like an amazing dish to make over the weekend. We really love pork.

  22. This looks and sounds like a yummy meal! I bet our kids would love a meal like this!

  23. mmangelakey@gmail.com' angela milnes says:

    Omg. this absolutely looks delicious and perfect for our Dinner, I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  24. dwelchert@yahoo.com' Debbie Welchert says:

    This salad looks so good. My family loves pork and this would be enjoyed by my whole family. What a great meal this will make.

  25. It sure sounds like an amazing way to cut down on prep time especially if you’re busy for the day! I love this recipe, it’s something that my husband will appreciate!

  26. I would love to give this a try! My sons are pretty much loving anything that’s beef or pork and there’s no doubt that this will be a huge hit. I love the idea of cutting the prep time short by getting marinated pork.

  27. This looks so delicious. I just love pork. I would definitely try this recipe

  28. haynesrochelle@ymail.com' rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good like to try this

  29. mtabora70@gmail.com' Marti Tabora says:

    This sounds really good and I love the idea of cooking another one at the same time.

  30. sixtimemoM@gmail.com' Jeanine says:

    Wow this looks and sounds just delicious. I love me a good pork tenderloin! This looks just yummy, and I’ve never tried Asian slaw before!

  31. versatileer@gmail.com' Jerry Marquardt says:

    This special recipe looks very delicious, and jet set for serving up in these summer months. Cuisine on a lighter side is always welcome this time of year.

  32. haynesrochelle@ymail.com' rochelle haynes says:

    This looks good like to try this

  33. What an easy and delicious meal! I know my family would love this! Thank you for sharing.

  34. My partner loves pork tenderloin. This looks delicious (for him–I’m a vegetarian!) and is about the easiest recipe I’ve seen for this cut of meat. Thanks so much.


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