Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables & Quinoa

For the best flavor in this easy roasted pork tenderloin dish, start marinating the pork the night before or get it going before you head off to work in the morning. Then, when you get home, all that's left to do is roast the pork and vegetables and prepare the quinoa for this easy healthy dinner. This recipe makes extra quinoa—use the leftovers as a base for easy meal-prep lunches, salads, stir-fries later in the week.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
4 servings


Italian Dressing

  • ¾ cup red-wine vinegar

  • 5 tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 large clove garlic

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ¾ cups extra-virgin olive oil

Pork & Vegetables

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin

  • 4 medium carrots

  • 2 medium parsnips

  • 1 medium broccoli crown

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 4 tablespoons balsamic glaze


  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa


  1. To prepare dressing: Combine vinegar, water, sugar, mustard, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add oil and puree until creamy. (Measure out 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons and transfer the remaining dressing to a large mason jar; refrigerate for up to 1 week.)

  2. To prepare pork & vegetables: Place pork and 1/4 cup dressing in a large sealable bag. Press out air and seal. Massage the dressing all over the pork. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. (Reserve the 2 tablespoons dressing for Step 8.)

  3. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F.

  4. Peel carrots and parsnips and cut into 1-inch pieces. Cut broccoli into large florets, about 1 1/2 inches wide. Toss the vegetables with 2 tablespoons oil, Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  5. Remove the pork from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels (discard the marinade). Sprinkle the pork with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the pork over and transfer the pan to the upper rack. Place the vegetables on the lower rack.

  6. Roast the pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 145 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Roast the vegetables, stirring once or twice, until tender and browned in spots, 20 to 25 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, prepare quinoa: Combine broth, oil and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Stir in quinoa and return to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer until the quinoa has absorbed all the liquid and the grains have burst, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. (Reserve 3 cups for another use.)

  8. Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Toss the vegetables with the remaining 2 tablespoons dressing. Slice the pork and serve with the roasted vegetables and quinoa, drizzled with balsamic glaze.

To make ahead

Prepare dressing (Step 1); refrigerate for up to 1 week. Marinate pork (Step 2) for up to 1 day. Prepare vegetables (Step 4); refrigerate for up to 5 days. Prepare quinoa (Step 7); refrigerate for up to 5 days

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

490 Calories
22g Fat
44g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. pork, 1 cup vegetables & 1/2 cup quinoa
Calories 490
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Vitamin A 10972IU 219%
Vitamin C 54mg 60%
Folate 127mcg 32%
Sodium 653mg 28%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 114mg 27%
Potassium 1240mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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