Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables
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Easy to make Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables. A fabulous healthy meal any night of the week.
Even for those of us that love to tinker around our kitchens, there are days we don’t feel like cooking.
Days we are so busy, or so focused on something else, the idea of cooking dinner just hangs over us like a wet blanket.
Of course in grown-up land, the words “don’t feel like it” mean nothing.
As we all know, responsible people do plenty of things every day that they don’t feel like doing.
Come to think of it, I don’t ever feel like unloading the dish washer, or doing laundry, or scrubbing bathrooms. Yet they are done every week without fail.
This shifts cooking dinner into the proper light. I may not feel like cooking today, but most days it’s a joyous experience. I should be thankful for that.
On days we don’t feel like cooking there are options…
1. Leftovers. I seem to be the only person in the house that enjoys them.
2. Takeout. Sometimes it’s more work to load the kids in the car and drive somewhere to get it.
3. “Snack-tray” as my kids call it. Cheese, olives, sliced salami, crackers. The most appealing choice so far, but not very healthy.
4. Make something super quick, healthy, and delicious, that doesn’t seem like work.
I usually go with option 4.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables is a meal I make on just such an occasion, that fills the roll of healthy home-cooked dinner.
It starts and ends with chimichurri, a bright, bold, aromatic Argentinian sauce. Chimichurri is essentially a thick vinaigrette that can be used as a marinade or sauce for just about everything.
Seriously… I have used chimichurri on beef, chicken, seafood, potatoes, salad, bruschetta and numerous other items. Yet it always tastes as if it was made solely for that one dish.
To make Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables, begin by pureeing the ingredients for chimichurri in the food processor.
Then rub the chimichurri over pork loins and toss it with sliced sliced veggies.
Put both the pork and the veggies in the fridge until everyone is good and hungry. Later grill both the pork and veggies, and Viola! Dinner (a dinner you could even serve to guests) is served!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables is a dinner that far surpasses leftovers OR takeout in my opinion.
It takes very little effort, yet offers huge bonus points in the flavor department!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables
- 2 pork tenderloins, 1 pound each
- 1 bunch fresh parsley, stems removed
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 3 small zucchini
- 3 small summer squash
- 6 medium carrots
- 1 pound asparagus
- For the Chimichurri: Place the parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, cumin, salt, garlic cloves, and crushed red pepper in a food processor. Puree 30 seconds, then scrape the sides down and puree again.
- Cut both type of squash and the carrots in half lengthwise. (Cut fat carrots in quarters.) Trim the ends of the asparagus. Place all veggies in a baking dish and add 1/3 cup chimichurri. Sprinkle with salt.
- Rub 1/4 cup of the chimichurri over the pork loin and sprinkle with salt. Let the veggies and pork marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill the pork for 15-18 minutes, rotating every 4-5 minutes. Let the meat rest 5-10 minutes, then slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
- After the pork comes off the grill, place the veggies on the grill. Grill 3-5 minutes per side. Salt and pepper if needed. Serve the pork with the remaining chimichurri drizzled over the top.
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Hi, I just bought the ingredients and can’t wait to try this!
I’m used to marinating tenderloins overnight–is that too long for these to be in the chimicurri? And the veggies–probably max at a few hours?
The pork could definitely marinate overnight, but you are right, the veggies should not be in the marinade overnight. I would say no more than 4 hours.
Great meal and very easy. Wife and kids loved it. Even got 3 of 4 kids to eat some vegetables.
Delicious!!! Made it last night and it was a hit with both adults and kids! My daughter who is 3, helped me make the chimichurri and peel the veggies. My husband grilled it all up as I cleaned the mess and made some couscous. Easy peasy! Thanks for the great recipe!
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That is a wonderful sauce! A delightful combo. So summery and delicious.
Wow, that is one nice article. You sure did a lot of work with the pictures and all, I love it and will make it for sure. I am all about home made scratch cooking! I am putting this in the healthy blog carnival that will be published next week at: http://www.BestBlogReview.com
I just found your blog this morning!! And I'am so glad I did!! Your photos are amazing and your recipes are out of this world..
that looks GREAT!!! I am definitely going to try that as I have a large pork tenderloin in the freezer.
Just made the chimichurri with shrimp and grilled veggies! Love it! I kept dipping raw veggies in the chimi, it was awesome. Thanks
Dear Sommer – If this is you when you DON'T want to cook what's your form when you DO? Fantastic, fragrant, delicous recipe.
LOVE the chimichurri!
The lovely fresh ingredients with the pork and veggies is perfect and so very healthy too. Another great one Dahling ;)
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It sounds tasty!
I will definetely try it!
This looks fabulous! Definitely beats take-out any day (although as someone with no children that is usually the option when I don't want to cook). I love summer veggies.
I have just come back from a holiday travelling round Argentina….that brings back memories of fantastic food!
Oh I love chimichurri, such a fragrant sauce! you made such perfect combination, all those grilled veggies are so tempting! and yes it's quick to make yet delicious…(I hate unloading the dishwasher, that is one of the things I really hate doing)
You've just gave me an idea for an interesting bbq dish instead of the usual meat with salt and pepper. I love herb-based marinate. :)
For not feeling like cooking you sure made a great meal! when I don't feel like cooking we order out..lol…I have never seen chimichurri on veggies thats a wonderful idea!! and your pork loin looks perfect with the sauce….what an inspired recipe!
been in a cooking rut lately. i think you have single-handedly snapped me out of it! grazie!
Awesome idea, especially for when you don't feel like cooking (grill pork and veggies). Thanks for the recipe~can't wait to try it out! :)
What an amazing looking feast…Wow, these flavors are delectable, and beautifully presented:)
This looks delicious! I never would have guessed you weren't in the mood to cook, but I definitely can relate to that mood. I think my problem is sometimes figuring out what to make. It sounds weird, but sometimes I think that's half the battle!
Of course, that there are days when it is impossible to cook! It was so hot here, that the the last thing I was thinking about was to use my cooker or my oven.
I like a lot grilled vegetables, however the season for asparagus is finished here and I will have to wait nearly the whole year for it!
The dish presents – as always – very appetizing – congratulations!
I LOVE leftovers! Maybe only the cooks in the house do? ;)
This certainly looks like you had fun doing it – need I say how amazing the pictures look, as always?
We love leftovers in our house! And chimichurri sauce! What a delicious meal! I'm especially loving those veggies – the chimichurri makes them special.
I love chimichurri on practically anything! Those grilled veggies look great!
This sounds wonderful, I had never thought of grilling a whole pork tenderloin. Plus chimichurri is always good!
Mmmmm, that looks so good, I love pork tenderloin, and the veggies looks fantastic.
This sounds super easy and looks great! I bet everyone was happy you went with option #4! ;)
The vegetables look fantastic and that tenderloin looks soooooo moist!
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everyone has days like this, I have many,lol great chimichurri and how wonderful for all that summer bounty!!
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This looks delicious! Beautiful photos, too!
I feel the same way sometimes too, but like what you said, we still do what we need to do in the house. The snack tray sounds good to me, but your vegetables looks amazing, and sounds even greater with the chimichurri sauce. Loving the grilled pork too. Great photos too.
Wow, this pork tenderloin with the chimichurri marinated looks fabulous…
Usually I would go for the snack tray but this looks so refreshing!
I love that everything was done right at the grill! So easy and looks beautiful!
Big fan of the chimi. Great job with the pork dish.
Hey Sommer, i always like leftovers too. It seems like food that has rested a bit in the fridge is always tastier the next day?!?
This looks wonderful too-your vegetables are perfect looking.
Oh wow, if this is your 'I don't feel like cooking' food, I want to come live with you! In our house, when I don't feel like cooking we eat salad. Yeah, that's not nearly as fun as chimichurri!
I have plenty of days that I don't feel like cooking! I agree that a fresh sauce like chimichurri can elevate a simple dinner of grilled meat and veggies to another level. Thanks for the recipe:-)
Ah – I definitely feel this way about dinner many nights, but more so about grocery shopping! Maybe because I do not have any nice groceries nearby, or maybe because racing through the store trying to beat a two year old melt down is always a challenge – but nevertheless, this sounds perfect for a simple yet delicious meal. I have not had chimichurri sauce in ages – will have to do this soon! ( :
Oh, I have many of those "don't feel like it days" too. That's a great marinade. Didn't know it is called Chimichurri. The pork and veges looked very tasty.
There a days I feel the same way. For a quickie dinner, this looks fresh and healthy. :)
wow,looks amazing!very beautiful pics!
Yum… I feel the same way about getting meals ready. There are days I love to putter in the kitchen and it's a stress reliever, and then there are days it's pure stress to have to figure out what to have for supper. Great choice on your part.
Oh how lovely this is!!! So fresh.
The colours are so vibrant! YUMMY summer!
This looks delicious and so easy! I will definitely be putting it on my rotation. I love how quickly it comes together. Your pictures make it mouthwatering as well!
We all have those days where we wish for that day we had a live in chef. Nice save on a I don't feel like cooking day.
This is also one of my go to sauces. We love it over fish and steak. I so hear you on the days that you just don't feel, but I find that usually after I finish making dinner, I'm happy that I did it.
I definitely have "I don't feel like it" days! :) This looks fantastic and delicious!
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What a platter of summer bounty! Those vegetables look stunning, and I'm sure they tasted better. The heat and busyness of summer makes me want to turn to easy, light and healthy meals too. This looks wonderful!
Last night I got home and felt physically drained. I was on the verge going for your option 2. I deliberated over option 3 and in the end pulled myself together and went for option 4.
It's so much more satisfying make something quick and homemade. I wish I'd seen your chimichuri last night though. I totally would have made it. It looks perfect and so tasty too.
Oh boy..that's a plate of summer and goodness! The chicken looks so delectable with all the grilled veggies!
Ok, don't think I am weird, but I have never had chimichurri! I think I will now though, it looks quick and easy and delicious! :)
Love the idea of using chimichurri with pork. Thanks for your post.