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Pork Tenderloin with Pesto Rub

Pork Tenderloin with Pesto Rub


  • 2 Pork Tenderloins
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 cups basil gently packed
  • 4 cups parsley, gently packed
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cups Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Place tenderloins on a plate. Pat dry.
  2. In a food processor, first process the garlic, then add in the basil and parsley, then the walnuts, cheese, salt, pepper and oil. Do not over process.
  3. The pesto should be light green.
  4. Rub the pesto all over the pork, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
  5. Grill the tenderloins to desired doneness. Slice to desired thickness and enjoy!!
  • Prep time: 15
  • Cook time: 15
  • Total time: 30

Yield: Serves 4-6 as an entree, 8-10 as an appetizer.

Categories: Carole's Concoctions

Tags: pork tenderloin, pesto rub