Cilantro Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin marinated with honey and lime and garnished with fresh cilantro for a tangy and sweet flavor with a zesty kick.

This recipe for Cilantro Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin has a tangy and sweet flavor profile with a zesty kick from the lime and the aromatic flavor of cilantro. The honey and salt give the marinade a nice balance of sweet and savory, while the garlic powder adds a depth of flavor. The pork tenderloin is juicy and tender, with a caramelized crust from the grill. The cilantro adds a fresh and herbaceous note that ties everything together. Overall, this dish is a flavorful and delicious way to elevate pork tenderloin and is sure to be a hit at any meal.


  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 lime, zest finely grated
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place the lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt, and garlic powder in a small lidded jar and shake to combine.
  2. Pour half the marinade mixture into a 1 gallon bag. Add the pork and seal, removing as much air as possible and place in a container to catch any leaks.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours, rotating bag halfway through the time.
  4. Remove from bag and allow to sit at room temp while preparing the grill.
  5. Brush the grill with oil. Cook at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, turning every 2 minutes until the tenderloin reaches 140 degrees.
  6. Remove from grill and and place on heavy duty aluminum foil folded on edges as a basket and pour on the reserved marinade.
  7. Wrap tightly and rest 10 minutes.
  8. Slice on cutting board and garnish with cilantro.