AIP Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe #aip

AIP Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American


This pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious AIP-friendly herb paste and cooked to perfection.


For the Herb Paste

  • 3 cloves (9 g) of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (32 g) of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons (10 g) of fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons (5 g) of nutritional yeast
  • 5 Tablespoons (75 ml) of olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt, to taste

For the pork

  • 14 oz (400 g) of pork tenderloin
  • Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) of reserved Herb Paste


  1. To make the herb paste, place the garlic, fresh basil, fresh parsley, nutritional yeast flakes and olive oil into a mini food processor or blender and combine until smooth , scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure thorough blitzing. Season with lemon juice and salt, to taste, and set aside.
  2. For the pork, start by preheating the oven to 410°F (210°C). Season the tenderloin with salt on all sides. 
  3. Add the olive oil to a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork and sear on all sides until browned, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, use a palette knife or small silicone spatula and spread the reserved herb paste on all sides. 
  4. Place the pork into a casserole dish with a well-fitting lid and bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the pork is cooked to your liking.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Serve the pork with additional herb paste, if desired.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 626
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 50 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 43 g