Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Easy to make Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables. A light and healthy dinner option with bold zesty flavor.
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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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56 comments on “Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Roasted Vegetables

  1. Josetteposted August 15, 2016 at 7:43 pm Reply

    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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  5. Rosa's Yummy Yumsposted September 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm Reply

    That is a wonderful sauce! A delightful combo. So summery and delicious.



  6. Deb Bixlerposted August 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm Reply

    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:

  7. Valposted July 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm Reply

    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..

  8. Sandiposted July 29, 2010 at 1:38 am Reply

    that looks GREAT!!! I am definitely going to try that as I have a large pork tenderloin in the freezer.

  9. Katieposted July 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm Reply

    Just made the chimichurri with shrimp and grilled veggies! Love it! I kept dipping raw veggies in the chimi, it was awesome. Thanks

  10. Devakiposted July 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm Reply

    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 ;)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  11. Xs-Recipesposted July 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm Reply

    It sounds tasty!
    I will definetely try it!

  12. Evan @swEEtsposted July 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm Reply

    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.

  13. [email protected] Omnivorous Bearposted July 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm Reply

    I have just come back from a holiday travelling round Argentina….that brings back memories of fantastic food!

  14. citronetvanilleposted July 28, 2010 at 4:52 am Reply

    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)

  15. Emilyposted July 28, 2010 at 12:56 am Reply

    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. :)

  16. Chef Dennisposted July 28, 2010 at 12:43 am Reply

    For not feeling like cooking you sure made a great meal! when I don't feel like cooking we order…I have never seen chimichurri on veggies thats a wonderful idea!! and your pork loin looks perfect with the sauce….what an inspired recipe!

  17. 12th Man Training Tableposted July 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm Reply

    been in a cooking rut lately. i think you have single-handedly snapped me out of it! grazie!

  18. Kelly @ Hot Cookin'posted July 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm Reply

    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! :)

  19. Magic of Spiceposted July 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm Reply

    What an amazing looking feast…Wow, these flavors are delectable, and beautifully presented:)

  20. baking.serendipityposted July 27, 2010 at 6:08 pm Reply

    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!

  21. Magdalenaposted July 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm Reply

    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!

  22. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted July 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm Reply

    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?

  23. Cinnamon Girlposted July 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm Reply

    We love leftovers in our house! And chimichurri sauce! What a delicious meal! I'm especially loving those veggies – the chimichurri makes them special.

  24. Peggyposted July 27, 2010 at 11:22 am Reply

    I love chimichurri on practically anything! Those grilled veggies look great!

  25. Laurenposted July 27, 2010 at 7:31 am Reply

    This sounds wonderful, I had never thought of grilling a whole pork tenderloin. Plus chimichurri is always good!

  26. Annaposted July 27, 2010 at 5:40 am Reply

    Mmmmm, that looks so good, I love pork tenderloin, and the veggies looks fantastic.

  27. Marisaposted July 27, 2010 at 2:38 am Reply

    This sounds super easy and looks great! I bet everyone was happy you went with option #4! ;)

  28. The Mom Chefposted July 27, 2010 at 2:22 am Reply

    The vegetables look fantastic and that tenderloin looks soooooo moist!

  29. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted July 27, 2010 at 1:22 am Reply


    You didn't miss a post…someone, ahem, accidentally posted an unfinished write-up! Oops!

  30. sweetlifeposted July 27, 2010 at 12:57 am Reply

    everyone has days like this, I have many,lol great chimichurri and how wonderful for all that summer bounty!!

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  31. Kociposted July 27, 2010 at 12:42 am Reply

    This looks delicious! Beautiful photos, too!

  32. Cook with Madinposted July 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm Reply

    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.

  33. Julianaposted July 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Wow, this pork tenderloin with the chimichurri marinated looks fabulous…

  34. Rickposted July 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Usually I would go for the snack tray but this looks so refreshing!

  35. foodies at homeposted July 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply

    I love that everything was done right at the grill! So easy and looks beautiful!

  36. Lazaro Cooks!posted July 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Big fan of the chimi. Great job with the pork dish.

  37. Stellaposted July 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm Reply

    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.

  38. [email protected]posted July 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm Reply

    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!

  39. Pacheco Pattyposted July 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm Reply

    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:-)

  40. lauraposted July 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm Reply

    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! ( :

  41. Birenposted July 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm Reply

    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.

  42. Mother Rimmyposted July 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm Reply

    There a days I feel the same way. For a quickie dinner, this looks fresh and healthy. :)

  43. alisonposted July 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm Reply

    wow,looks amazing!very beautiful pics!

  44. Eposted July 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm Reply

    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.

  45. Belinda @zomppaposted July 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Oh how lovely this is!!! So fresh.

  46. penny aka jeroxieposted July 26, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply

    The colours are so vibrant! YUMMY summer!

  47. Julie M.posted July 26, 2010 at 11:40 am Reply

    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!

  48. The Manly Housewifeposted July 26, 2010 at 11:08 am Reply

    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.

  49. Wheels and Lollipopsposted July 26, 2010 at 8:39 am Reply

    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.

  50. Sookposted July 26, 2010 at 8:38 am Reply

    I definitely have "I don't feel like it" days! :) This looks fantastic and delicious!

  51. bradposted July 26, 2010 at 7:05 am Reply

    Well, I'm back offering up witty and humoures comments. Alright, nothing comes to mind other than I hear your becoming a known face around the culinary world known as Asheville. Getting identified public is cool, congratulations! Keep up the hard work and good cooking, Giada may be in fear of losing her job…….

  52. Monetposted July 26, 2010 at 6:01 am Reply

    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!

  53. Valposted July 26, 2010 at 5:58 am Reply

    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.

  54. Angie's Recipesposted July 26, 2010 at 5:36 am Reply

    Oh boy..that's a plate of summer and goodness! The chicken looks so delectable with all the grilled veggies!

  55. The Cilantropistposted July 26, 2010 at 4:59 am Reply

    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! :)

  56. Adelinaposted July 26, 2010 at 4:58 am Reply

    Love the idea of using chimichurri with pork. Thanks for your post.