These things to serve with grilled pork tenderloin are something that will make your dinner or meal even more exciting.
They are great and can be done really easily with your pork meal.
There are a lot of healthy side dishes that you can pair with your pork tenderloin and if you do not want to think about what to do with your dinner, then we have this perfect list of side dishes for you.
My perfect side dish would be something like vegetable side dishes to counter the fats and calories on the pork.
There are also some more savory side dishes with the balsamic honey glaze on.
Using sweet flavors for your healthy sides will also give you a more interesting combination of flavors.
What I mean by that is you will not get tired of the flavors that you have on the pork.
You can even make it healthier by using vegetable side dishes as well as fruits such as cherries, pineapples, apples, or stick with the common mushrooms or more unique ones like baby bok choy.
There are honestly endless possibilities on the side dishes that you can pair with your dinner or pork tenderloin and make the flavors even better with these different side dishes to choose from.
The Best Side Dishes To Go With Grilled Pork Tenderloin
1. The Best Salad To Go With Your Pork Tenderloin
This first recipe on the list is brought to you by Bobby Flay. While this recipe is something that you can make with marinated pork, you can also make it as a side dish for other recipes.
The key here is to make a healthy side that you can pair with your pork tenderloin.
The guide shows you how to add the pork tenderloin with the salad but you can skip that part of the recipe.
You can choose to set the pork tenderloin as a full dinner or meal and just follow the salad recipe on this guide.
You can make the best salad that you want with simple ingredients.
This guide shows you how to make a simple set of ingredients turn into the best salad to pair with your pork tenderloins.
2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This is one of the healthy sides that you can make if you are wondering what to go with the pork tenderloin that you have just cooked. This is a very easy vegetable side dish recipe.
You can either make it on a grill, a griddle, or in your air fryer.
Brussel sprouts are perfect for making a light side dish that does not overpower the flavors of the pork tenderloin.
Those nice brown chars on the vegetable side dish can make your pork tenderloin pop in your mouth. The rather bland side dish is perfect for neutralizing the savory flavors of the main dish.
3. Spicy Garlic Butter Pasta
This pasta side dish is for those people who love a little kick in their food.
This pasta side dish is really simple and just like what you see in the guide, you do not need any special appliance.
You can make this pasta side dish in your pan over the stove.
The recipe is really simple and making the spicy garlic butter pasta does not take a lot of complicated ingredients.
Since the pork tenderloin already has a fatty texture to it, this pasta side dish counters it with spice and no cheesy toppigns that will make the food even greasier so it is still a healthy side for your pork.
4. Garlic Butter Mushrooms And Onions
Based from the previous one on the list and this one, you can see that I love my garlic and butter combination. This very simple guide shows you how you can make the best side dish.
If you are wondering what to pair with your pork tenderloin that has some earthy and sweet flavors to it, then this mushrooms and onions garlic butter recipe is the perfect one for you.
The caramelized onions bring the sweetness to the flavor that will surely blend well with the pork tenderloin whether it is marinated pork, rosemary pork, adobo pork, or any type of seasoning.
5. Balsamic Honey Glazed Carrots
If you are a fan of the sweeter side dishes that go with pork tenderloin, then this balsamic honey glazed carrots will be perfect as your healthy side dish.
As the guide shows, you do not need a lot of ingredients for this recipe. Just use honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.
I have tried this recipe and it goes really well with pork tenderloins that have been marinated with chimichurri sauce and if you have homemade chimichurri, then you can add flavors that you want to it.
6. Pineapple Salsa
Still sticking to the theme of sweet and healthy sides to go with your pork tenderloin, this pineapple salsa is the perfect combination of healthy vegetable side dish and sweet fruits.
The guide shows you what to mix with the rather sweet pineapple salsa to counter the flavors. You can add peppers in it and make the side dish a bit spicier or opt to remove them.
This no-cook side dish goes really well with your dinner, especially if you are having pork tenderloin. You can also do this recipe with other cuts of meat or steaks.
7. Vegetable Side Dish With Honey Mustard Sauce
Mustard sauce is something that I would usually put on my chicken wings, not on pork. However, if you are making salads, you can dress the veggies with the sweet honey mustard sauce.
This guide is perfect for teaching you the basics of making salad in a very simple way. Yes, I know salads are really simple but knowing the right formula can improve the quality of your salad.
The healthy combination of ingredients along with the sweet and savory flavors from the honey mustard dressing is a refreshing side dish for your hearty dinner.
8. Onion Chutney Side Dish
This Indian side dish is perfect for your pitas and meat but it also goes really well with pork tenderloin. The guide included her is pretty straightforward and you can easily follow it.
The baby onions used for the chutney make the side dish a lot more flavorful and that sweetness that you love will blend with the pork tenderloin pretty well.
I love the spiciness of the chutney and I even use it with other side dishes. If I do not have the time, I use it as a sauce for the pork tenderloin directly and the spice really wakes you up!
9. Southern Fried Apples
Now if you really want to make a super simple side dish for your pork tenderloin dinner, you can never go wrong with apples and just a little bit of sugar.
This guide shows you how you can make an amazing side dish with the simplest of ingredients. Just chop up the apples, sear them on your cast-iron skillet with butter, add sugar, and wait for the apples to turn golden brown.
I love sticking with the fruity flavors like cherries if I make this side this. What I do is glaze the pork tenderloin or pork chops with the sauce made from cherries to get that sweetness along with the apples.
10. Peach Sauce Side Dish
Note that this peach sauce side dish is a recipe that you can make with any cut of pork. This peach sauce recipe is usually used for pork chops as glaze to add a slightly sweeter flavor.
The guide also shows you how to make the peach sauce along with the pork cutlet so if you want, you can use it on your pork tenderloin.
I recommend using this sauce with roast potatoes or fries if you want those to go with your pokr tenderloin.
11. Chinese Stir Fry Baby Bok Choy
If you really want a healthy side, then I recommend this delicious stir fried baby bok choy recipe. It is easy and healthy so you can counter the fats from the pork tenderloin meal.
It has a savory flavor and it takes just a few minutes to cook. If you want to counter the savory and salty flavors, I recommend an apricot glaze or lavender and apple butter glaze for your pork tenderloin.
The apricot glaze and apple butter glaze perfectly coats the pork while the baby bok choy side dish gives you a refreshing taste in your mouth so you do not get tired of the sweetness.
12. Butternut Squash Gratin
Another healthy side dish that you can make at home is the butternut squash gratin. It is a side dish that is full of flavors and is also a heavy side dish so it will make you full.
Using fresh ingredients is always advised and this guide shows how beautiful the result is when you do that. You also need some ingredients but the ones used here are pretty easy to find.
Most ingredients like onions, chicken broth, parsley, bread crumbs, thyme, nutmeg, cream, gruyere, white cheddar, salt, and pepper are not your regular kitchen ingredients but they can be changed to what is available.
13. Cheesy Grits Casserole
I love matching pork with another side dish that could help fill your stomach.
This side dish is the perfect recipe is something that also has pork in it but do not worry, it is not that heavy of a side dish.
This cheesy side dish is perfect for making your whole dinner a lot more savory.
So if you are wondering what to put on the side with your pork tenderloin, you can make this cheesy dish.
I also love using the homemade apricot glaze or apple butter glaze instead of dry rubs or barbecue sauce on the pork tenderloin if I plan on making this side dish to counter the saltiness.
14. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes
I still think that potatoes and steaks are a match made in heaven.
If I am not feeling that creative, roasted potatoes or fries will always be my back up and they go well with pork.
This roasted garlic parmesan fingerling potatoes recipe is something that I also make a lot when cooking steaks and pork tenderloin.
It is the perfect pair for your tendery and juicy cut of meat.
The guide I show here uses some complex ingredients but you can always change those with more basic alternatives, although I would still recommend the original recipe to follow.
15. Fig And Arugula Prosciutto Salad
You can never go wrong with your side dish if you choose to go with salads. This is a really good example of how you can make your side dish healthier by using simple ingredients.
While this guide does use meat, you can skip that part. There is no need to cook anything, which is the true essence of what a salad is so it is a really quick and easy way to make side dishes.
The healthy ingredients used in this recipe can help refresh your palate while you dig into the pork tenderloin that you have. This will allow you to eat more of that delicious meat that you have.
16. Spanish Garlic Cauliflower
For something dubbed irresistibly good and easy to make, there is not much that could be said with this side dish. You can make the best garlic cauliflower with a very simple twist on this guide.
All you have to do is boil the cauliflowers for a few minutes for them to soften. While doing this, get into the other ingredients like the sauce or coating and the garlic that you will be using.
The sweet smoked Spanish paprika is also a must for this recipe to give that twist to this rather simple side dish recipe. Coat the cauliflower with the sauce and garlic and you are good to go!
17. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Aside from potatoes, I also love using chickpeas as side dish for my pork tenderloins. This recipe mixes that a bit with the help of a few healthy ingredients that you will surely like.
This salad is really easy to make and the slight tanginess and fresh flavors from the mint makes this salad a truly refreshing side dish to counter the hearty pork tenderloin meal.
You can make this recipe with the mix of cucumber, bell pepper, red onions, basil, mint, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and other ingredients that you would like on your salad side dish.
18. Brussel Sprouts With Bacon
This rather heavy side dish is really not that heavy in the stomach, that is unless you put more bacon to the recipe. This is a really healthy side dish that complements the pork tenderloin really well.
While the brussel sprouts give the healthier look and taste to the side dish, you can also still taste the flavor of the pork tenderloin with the help of the crispy and savory bacon bits.
Add garlic and parsley leaves to the mix and you have yourself a really healthy side dish that you can make in just a few minutes, just enough for your pork tenderloin to rest and become juicy.
19. Whipped Sweet Potaoes
If you think potatoes are too boring for your side dish, then maybe you can add some flavors by using sweet potatoes. This whipped sweet potatoes from Tyler Florence is a really good recipe.
Adding a little bit of heavy cream and unsalted butter will give you this beautiful mix of flavors along with the ground cinamon and nutmeg. It adds a lot of flavor to the meal along with the pork.
You are going to need a food processor or a blender to mash the sweet potatoes or any appliance that can do the job. Other than that, there is not much that you will need for the recipe.
20. Couscous Salad
If you are working out and you are a bit conscious about what you eat, then pork tenderloin might not be the first choice. However, there is nothing wrong with spoiling yourself every now and then.
You can also feel less guilty by making this amazing side dish that is full of healthy ingredients and protein.
Using beans, cucumber, spring onions, and parsley, this side dish is super healthy.
I usually skip the olive oil but it does add flavor to the salad so I recommend trying it during your first time making the salad.
You can then season the slaad with apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
21. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
It would be treason if I did not put a mashed potato recipe here so here it is. Plain mashed potato is good but adding garlic to it can only make the recipe better as a pork tenderloin side.
This recipe does not look too special or different when you are done but the taste is absolutely amazing. There is no need for you to get complex ingredients for his recipe as well.
The melted butter blends all the flavors together while the garlic gives it a pleasant aroma.
This combines really well with pork tenderloin, especially one that has been made with chimichurri sauce.
22. Oven-roasted Plums
If you want something that puts a little sweetness to your pork tenderloin, then you should definitely try these oven-roasted plums that bring both flavor and elegance to the table.
I even use bourbon at times with this recipe to make the glaze even more unique.
If you do not like that, the plums themselves will caramelize in the oven so the bourbon is not necessary.
While I often serve these plums on special occasions, they are so easy to make so making it with your ordinary dinner or meal will not be a problem for you.
23. Fried Cabbage
I love cabbage because not only is it easy to cook but it is also one of the best vegetables that blend well with any meat. It can easily be coated with the meaty flavor of the pork tenderloin.
This guide is really easy to follow and you will see how the cabbage transforms from a rather boring piece of vegetable to a really interesting and flavorful side dish that you can pair with pork.
This guide includes bacon but you can remove that from the equation if you think the pork tenderloin is enough. I do have to tell you that the bacon really does add flavor to the cabbage.
24. Homemade Creamed Corn
Corn on a cob itself is a really great side dish but making it more exciting with this recipe can bring your pork tenderloin the much-needed flavor that you need while eating the hearty meal.
Just remove the kernels from the cob and then cook them along with the cream, butter, sugar, salt, pepper, milk, and cornstarch. You can then garnish the creamed corn with grated parmesan cheese.
Make sure your pot is large enough to fit all the ingredients in. keep on stirring so the butter, sugar, salt, and other solid ingredients melt evenly throughout the recipe when you are cooking.
If you want to try something different and new, then I recommend this delicious Spanish side dish. You can buy this in a pack and just season it to taste if you really are in a hurry.
This guide shows you how to make homemade polenta that will pair perfectly with the pork tenderloin that you have. Just season the polenta and you are ready to go.
The thing here is that you will have a little bit of a learning curve but it is not that hard to get over that.
Just make sure to season the side dish according to the pork tenderloin so the flavors are balanced.
26. Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus is also one of my favorite side dishes to go with any meat recipe.
The crunch and the veggie flavor it brings only makes me want to taste more of the pork tenderloin that I cooked.
While grilled asparagus is often my go-to, I recently discovered that roasting the asparagus in the oven is not as bad.
Adding seasonings like garlic and parmesan garnish also makes this side dish irresistible.
The melted cheese over the asparagus is perfect for adding more savory flavors to the pork tenderloin and since this sided dish only takes a few minutes to make, I will definitely be trying it again!
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