Looking for the best way to prepare pork roast? Try this easy pork loin marinade recipe for the oven.
Why this recipe works
If you’re looking for the best way to marinade and roast a pork loin, go no further than trying out this Best Herb & Lemon Pork Loin Marinade.
I love how the herbs, lemon juice, and other ingredients in the marinade add so much flavor to the meat and tenderizes the pork.
Add brown rice or quinoa, and an easy to heat frozen vegetable like green beans, and you have an amazing meal the whole family will love.
These natural sweeteners are ideal for lowering the calories in marinades. They're also terrific for anyone on low carb or keto diets.
This easy pork loin roast marinade is so versatile that it would also work well with chicken at your next football bowl watching party!
(This Best Herb & Lemon Pork Loin Marinade recipe is also terrific for sports watching parties. Trying grilling instead of cooking the pork loin roast in the oven!)
Tips for best marinated pork loin
Start this recipe for marinated pork loin in the morning before leaving for work.
When you come home, get it roasting in the oven while you get started on the side dish, salad, and if you feel up to it, a yummy dessert.
Or sit back and enjoy a cocktail and catch up with your spouse and kids.
If you’re gluten free, make sure to use tamari sauce and not soy sauce in this best marinade for pork loin, since most soy sauces contain wheat.
If you don’t have club soda, plain seltzer is OK to use in this marinated pork loin recipe.
You’ll want to baste the pork loin with a soup ladle not a turkey baster. The pork loin marinade is too thick and will clog up your baster.
The Jaccard Meat Tenderizer is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and one of my readers’ favorites, too!
Start checking your easy pork loin roast after one hour with a digital cooking thermometer. Nothing worse than dried out pork!
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup tamari sauce
- 1 cup club soda
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup powdered monk fruit
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 3 lemons, juiced and zested
- 1/2 cup basil, chopped
- 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon mustard seed
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 3-pound pork loin roast, tenderized
- In a small bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, club soda, olive oil, monk fruit, vinegar, lemon juice and zest, basil, parsley, mustard, celery seed, mustard seed, and garlic.
- Tenderize the pork loin by placing it on a cutting board. Take two forks with both hands and simultaneously jab the fork into the loin multiple times to pierce.
- Place pork loin roast in a large plastic resealable bag and pour marinade over the pork loin. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Remove roast from bag, place in a roasting pan, and save marinade.
- Roast pork loin at 325 degrees F for about 1 1/4 hours, or to an internal temperature of 155 degrees F. Baste the pork with the marinade every 30 minutes while cooking.
- Remove roast from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes. (It will continue to cook during this resting stage.) Confirm internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F prior to serving.
- Serve with wild brown rice, quinoa, or string beans
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Serving Size:1/2 pound
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 1027mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 63g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally posted on January 24, 2014. Updated with new pictures and information.