Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fennel

Servings 6 servings


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs halved


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients (garlic through salt and pepper); spread mixture over the surface of the tenderloin and the fennel bulbs.
  • Place them on a large baking sheet; bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tenderloin is no longer pink in the center.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big spinach salad on the side.
VEGETARIAN: Instead of pork tenderloin, use sliced eggplant and adjust cooking time as needed.
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
NUTRITION: 253 Calories; 10g Fat (35.9% calories from fat); 33g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 98mg Cholesterol; 117mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.
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