My husband is not the biggest fan of pork tenderloin for one reason, it’s always dry. Well, at least the ones we have had in the past. This healthy almond crusted pork tenderloin was the opposite. It is so moist and delicious and the perfect way to kick off our partnership with the National Pork Board. It makes sense right? We love pork more than anyone we know, so this is pretty much going to be a lot of fun. In fact, I’ve already been testing the next recipe and you guys, we are obsessed. It may just end up on our monthly menu and nothing gets repeated that often at our house. And this particular program is especially fun for us because it’s all about the mashups.
The pork board has been doing some research about what you all talking about on social media and then creating cool “mashups” like this awesome cheesy maple bacon cajun pork sandwich.
This recipe is its own little mashup with it’s breading, from this press release we found out that you all REALLY like bread, plus I’ve noticed the huge health trend right now and just how many of you are killing it in the gym, so of course I had to combine bread, pork (one of the most popular meat trends) and healthy all into one.
If you’re looking for an extra crispy coating, try using Panko bread crumbs instead of traditional bread crumbs. Between the almonds and the Panko you will definitely get the crunch your taste buds have been waiting for. We love that we can do most of the prep work for this recipe in advance and then all you have to do the next day is dip it in the almond mixture and bake. Perfect for when you are expecting company or you’re planning ahead for a busy day. So easy. So delicious! With just a hint of lemon this almond crusted pork tenderloin will definitely be the perfect thing for dinner any night!
Are Almonds Good For You?
Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
Some of the health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.
Is Pork a Lean Protein?
Some cuts from the loin such as tenderloin, pork loin, and center-cut pork chops—are relatively lean and packed with protein.
Pork tenderloin, is just as lean as skinless chicken breast and meets the government guidelines for “extra lean.”
Can Pork Tenderloin Be Served Medium Rare?
Pork loins and chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
That’s a pink-centered medium rare.
Tenderloin should have a 3-minute rest before serving.
Healthy Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- 3/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Cup Almonds, finely chopped
- 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Heat the oven to 450
- Mix together the marinade mixture in a small bowl.
- Rub the marinade all over the pork tenderloin.
- Place in a dish, cover with saran wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours.
- Remove the meat from the fridge and scrape off the marinade mixture.
- Roll the pork in almond mixture and place in a baking dish.
- Cook tenderloin for ten minutes and reduce to 275.
- Bake another 40-45 minutes or until internal temp of meat reaches 150.
- Let rest for 10 minutes and slice.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 502 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 88mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 20.3g Fiber: 5.1g Sugar: 4.6g Protein: 37.1g