My 3-Ingredient Marinade is the Secret to Amazing Grilled Pork

When it comes to eating lean, it can be like chicken chicken chicken all the time. Don’t forget that pork is the other white meat! I love a pork tenderloin, it’s big enough to serve a small group, but grills pretty quickly for a crowd. This recipe uses a super-easy marinade made of just three simple ingredients you already have on hand. Prep it the morning before your guests come over and you’ll wow them, no problem!

P.S. Try it with this delicious shaved carrot salad!

Marinated Pork

3 Ingredient Marinated Pork Tenderloin

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time: 5 minutes, plus marinating time
  • Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin, trimmed


  • In a zip top bag, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, and olive oil. Close the bag and shake it just to mix the ingredients. Add the pork tenderloin to the bag, and seal, squeezing out the excess air so that the tenderloin has full contact with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least an hour and up to overnight.
  • When ready to cook, remove the bag from the fridge and give it at least 30 minutes to come to temperature. Heat a clean and lightly oiled grill or grill pan to medium-high, leaving one side of the grill on low. Remove the pork tenderloin from the marinade, shaking off any excess. Place on the grill and grill for 4-5 minutes, until the tenderloin easily releases from the grill. Flip and grill another 4-5 minutes, and then flip again, placing on the cooler side of the grill. Continue to cook the tenderloin until the internal temperature of the thickest part measures at least 145 degrees F, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

NOTE: If using a grill pan, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grill the tenderloin on both sides and then place on a sheet pan or baking dish and place in oven, cooking until the internal temperature of the thickest part measures at least 145 degrees F, about 5-10 minutes.

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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