Chia and Mustard Seed Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

Chia and Mustard Seed Encrusted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork tenderloin is a fast and easy dinner choice and we’ve boosted both the nutrition and taste with chia and mustard seeds. Mustard seeds are high in selenium (great for immunity!) and add a subtle tanginess to the meat, while chia seeds pack a nutritional punch in the form of fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Delicious and healthy!

1 pound pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon avocado oil
  Optional: top with fresh ground organic black pepper before serving.
Natural Grocers® Brand Bulk Items
1 teaspoon Real Salt
1⁄3 cup Organic Chia Seeds
1 tablespoon Organic Whole Yellow Mustard Seeds
1 teaspoon Organic Whole Rosemary Leaf , (or fresh organic rosemary)

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2. While the oven is preheating, salt the tenderloin on both sides and let sit while you prepare the coating.

3. Mix the chia seeds, mustard seeds, and rosemary in a small bowl. Place the meat on a sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle the mixture over the tenderloin and coat all around. Press the coating on with your hands to ensure it adheres.

4. Heat a large oven-proof skillet (large enough for the tenderloin; it’s okay to curve the pork a little to fit the pan) over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the avocado oil and sear the tenderloin on one side, 3-5 minutes.

5. Flip the tenderloin and place the pan into the preheated oven. Roast until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (medium) or 160°F (well-done), 15-20 minutes total. (Note: Cooking time will vary with the size of the tenderloin.)

6. Once desired temperature has been reached, remove the pan from the oven and loosely cover with foil to rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Wine Pairing

Recommended Wine Style: Beaujolais Red  

  • Vignobles Bulliat Beaujolias Villages