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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  178
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  67 mg
  • Sodium  160 mg
  • Potassium  401 mg
  • Phosphorus  230 mg
  • Calcium  20 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Herbed-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

DaVita dietitian, Heather from Georgia, enjoys spending time in the kitchen coming up with delicious kidney-friendly recipes for her patients to enjoy. Try one of her favorites: Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe adapted from R & D Laboratories newsletter and submitted by DaVita dietitian Heather from Georgia.

Portions: 7     Serving size: 3 ounces


  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2  pork tenderloins, 12-ounce each
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil


    1. Combine spices in a small bowl. Add mustard and mix well.
    2. Rub herb mixture over the pork tenderloins evenly. Cover pork and let rest in refrigerator for at least two hours.
    3. Preheat oven to 400° F.
    4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place tenderloins in oil and brown on all sides.  Remove from skillet and place in a baking dish. Allow room so tenderloins are not touching.
    5. Bake pork tenderloins for 20 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160° F (medium) to 170° F (well done).

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Allow meat to rest 10 to 15 minutes before carving to allow juices to be distributed throughout the meat.
    • CKD non-dialysis: This higher protein recipe may be appropriate for a low protein diet if the portion size is adjusted to reduce protein content.  Adjustments should be based on individual protein prescription. Check with your dietitian.

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Herbed-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

GeorgeHarris says:


As a side, we sautéed tart apples, sweet onions, brown sugar and some white wine. We used some of the "sauce" from the apples on the tenderloin. Steamed green beans finished the dinner.

Apr. 09, 2012, 6:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

Herbed-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin



This recipe was very good. I used pork chops instead, browned them, sprinkled with seasoning and cooked for 2 hours at 300 degrees.

Nov. 04, 2009, 7:33 PM - Inappropriate review?

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