Cilantro Lime Pork Loin

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This Cilantro Lime Pork Loin recipe combines the fresh flavors of cilantro and lime for a fantastic summer dish that is both delicious and flavorful!

Bowl of Cilantro Lime Pork with vegetables

With summer quickly approaching, my taste buds are craving fresh and bright ingredients full of flavor and zest.

Since I am a slave to my taste buds, this weekend while grocery shopping at Walmart, I bought a Smithfield All Natural Pork Loin Filet and several vegetables to roast.

I marinaded the pork in a cilantro lime garlic sauce, and served it on top of cauliflower rice for a healthy, low carb dinner. I finished it off with a cilantro pesto for additional flavor. The result was spectacular!

Bowl of Cilantro Lime Pork with vegetables
roasted vegetables on baking sheet

I used the Smithfield All Natural Boneless Loin Filet for this recipe, available in the Pork section of Walmart.

Smithfield All Natural Pork comes from family farms across the United States and is produced without added steroids, hormones and artificial ingredients. This results in a tender and juicy pork that is high quality, versatile and great to grill in the summer.

The Smithfield All Natural Pork Loin Filet is fresh and never frozen, hand selected for color and marbling and USDA process verified (guaranteed tender).

Bowls of Cilantro Lime Pork Filet with cilantro pesto and roasted vegetables  served with cauliflower rice.

Cilantro Lime Pork Loin Recipe

Ingredients needed to make Cilantro Lime pork - From left to right back row- grape tomatoes, butternut squash, cilantro, cauliflower rice. Second row left to right, garlic, avocado, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, limes and carrot. Center: Pork Loin Filet.

This recipe is versatile. You can grill or roast the pork and you can use whatever vegetables are in season. The ingredients for the marinade and the cilantro pesto are the same. This makes it easy to shop for this recipe and minimizes waste by using the whole ingredient.

It’s a great dish to serve for dinner any night of the week or to entertain this summer!

Two bowls of Cilantro lime pork and roasted vegetables

Pork Tenderloin vs Pork Loin Filet

Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loin Filet are not the same cut of meat. Tenderloin cooks fairly quickly roasted or pan fried and is more tender. Pork Loin Filet needs to be cooked longer and it’s better roasted or grilled.

Cilantro pesto

What can I use instead of Cilantro?

If you are not keen on cilantro, you can use parsley for an authentic Chimichurri Sauce or basil for a more Italian take.

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Cilantro Lime Pork Loin Roast

This Cilantro Lime Pork Loin recipe combines the fresh flavors of cilantro and lime for a fantastic summer dish that is both delicious and flavorful! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, cauliflower rice, chimichurri, cilantro, delicious, diabetic, dinner, easy, easy dinner recipes, garlic, healthy, keto, lime, low carb, lunch, oven roasted, pork, pork loin, pork loin filet, roasting, sauce, summer, vegetables, yum
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Pork Loin Filet

  • 2 lbs Smithfield® All Natural Boneless Loin Filet
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro diced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 large cloves of garlic diced small
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 2 cups butternut squash diced small
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

To serve

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 carrot shaved
  • 3-4 cups cooked cauliflower rice

Instructions

Pork Loin Filet

  • In a large bowl, combine pork loin filet, lime juice, garlic and cilantro. Poke holes in filet to let the juice penetrate. Marinade for 2-6 hrs in the fridge.
  • Turn oven on to 425F. In a baking pan, drizzle olive oil and place pork loin filet fat side up and marinade into the pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper generously on pork loin filet. Cover with foil and roast it for 45-50 mins or 140F temperature at the thickest point of filet. 
  • Once temperature is reached- turn broiler on, uncover pork loin filet and bake it for another 6-10 mins, turning it once.

Roasted Vegetables

  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum or parchment paper. Drizzle it with olive oil. Place vegetables and drizzle them with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper and mix vegetables to make sure they are evenly coated. Bake it at 425F for 10-15 minutes. 

Cilantro Pesto

  • Combine all ingredients into a blender. Process it until it is free of lumps. Set aside.

Notes

  • You can roast the vegetables in the last 10-15 mins of cooking the pork at 425F.
  • Cilantro pesto can be stored in fridge in air tight container for 1-2 days.

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2 Comments

  1. Ro
    April 23, 2019 / 10:38 am

    Looks delicious and the combination of the colors are amazing !!! Good job

    • Jana
      Author
      April 23, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      Thank you! It is delicious!

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