Pork Tenderloin with Savory Date Relish

Lunch / Dinner

Pork Tenderloin with Savory Date Relish

Get out of the weeknight dinner slumps with this sweet-and-savory Pork Tenderloin with date relish. Pork tenderloin is a quick-cooking protein, so the entire dinner recipe comes together in under 45 minutes. Plus, it's a healthy option to boot.


4 servings

Total Time

Print Recipe

Share Recipe


Test Kitchen Tip

Remove the tough silverskin from the tenderloin or it will shrink and twist as the meat cooks.


Preheat oven to 425°.

Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Sear tenderloin until brown on all sides, 68 minutes. Add ½ cup broth to skillet, then transfer to oven; roast tenderloin until a thermometer inserted into center registers 145°, 1015 minutes. Transfer tenderloin to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Set skillet aside with drippings.

Combine dates, 3 Tbsp. orange juice, and jalapeño.

Heat skillet with drippings over medium; deglaze with remaining ¼ cup broth, scraping up any brown bits. Add date mixture to skillet and bring to a simmer for 1 minute. Off heat, stir in remaining 1 Tbsp. orange juice, 1 Tbsp. cilantro, and zest; season with salt and pepper.

Top pork slices with relish and remaining 1 Tbsp. cilantro.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 318

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g 10%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 92mg 30%

Sodium 89mg 3%

Carbs 33g 11%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 31g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Reviews ()

Add Review



  • Average: 5.00
  • Standardized Average: 5.00
    This is the average rating for this recipe, relative to the average rating of all of the recipes on this site. The average rating of all the recipes on this site is 72.28. If we pin the population average to 3 (define 3 as the new 72.28) and adjust this particular recipe's average accordingly, we see that, relative to a population average of 3, this recipe's adjusted standardized average is 5.00. This number is useful in that it accounts for how different people have different interpretations of the rating system.
  • Median: 5
    This is the rating that is in the middle of the ratings distribution. It is generally more indicative of how much you will actually like this recipe than the average because the average is subject to being skewed by outliers.
  • Mode: 5
    This is the most common rating that people have given this recipe.
  • Standard Deviation: None
    This is a measure of how polarizing the recipe is; how much people disagree about it.
    0 is the least polarizing; everyone agrees on the rating.
    2.5 is the most polarizing.
    Recipes with lower standard deviations in the ratings are better for people who don't want surprises. Higher standard deviations are good for adventurous cooks. There is no standard deviation for this recipe because it has fewer than 2 ratings so far.
This was delicious. We served it at a family get together and everyone raved!
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:17 p.m. Edited Edit Delete

Edit Review

Delete Review

Show Fewer ▲
Latest Cuisine Issue Cover

Subscribe Today and Get 4 Free Digital Books!