Spicy Harissa Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe


For the Pork

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
For the Harissa Glaze
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground fresh chile paste ( sambal oelek )
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers (from a jar)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
For the Minted Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain 2% or full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Spicy Harissa Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the salt, coriander, and cumin in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the pork tenderloin.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the pork to the pan and cook for 6 minutes, rotating to brown on all sides.
  3. Remove from the pan and transfer to the rack of a roasting pan. Brush all sides with the harissa glaze. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until a thermometer registers 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the tenderloin from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices. Serve with minted yogurt sauce.

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