Mediterranean Marinated Balsamic Pork Loin Skillet with vegetables makes for an easy one pan meal! Veggie Packed, Nourishing, Paleo, low carb, and ready 45 minutes. You and your family will love this flavorful pork loin skillet dish in a tangy balsamic marinade.
Skillet meals are a mom’s best friend! Yes, an almighty super easy pork loin skillet recipe. But first, let’s take a walk down memory lane again. Mmm k?
Just like the childhood cereal throw back recipe, I think we all have a childhood dinner we grew up on. Especially the skillet meals. You know, hamburger helper or cheeseburger mac and cheese. Dang, I can just taste those now. Although I rarely got much. My three brothers would inhale it all before I even sat down at the table. Well, not much hasn’t changed here. My husband does quite the same. Unless I give him wine beforehand. Shhh… don’t tell hum my trick. Haha!
Anyway, despite my attempts to have a “slow” skillet dinner, I’m still happy to watch him inhale it. The man (aka the kiwi) did not have pork loin or skillet dinners growing up in New Zealand. Nope. It was beans on toast, spaghetti on toast (it’s a thing), sausage rolls, or mince meat pies. Oh and Lamb!
When I showed him just how easy it is to cook pork loin (which has similar texture to lamb loin) in the skillet, he was quite impressed. I was trying to be like … “So this would be an easy low carb skillet meal for when I’m out of town” kind of nudge. Did I mention he goes in spurts of wanting to eat low carb/ high fat? Ya, so there’s that. I guess that means more cookie cereal for me. But I digress. You know this.
Let’s get back to the Mediterranean Marinated Balsamic Pork Loin Skillet.
Now that you know that this dish has the ease of a one pot wonder and meal prep friendly, let’s talk about those flavahhhhh! . Mediterranean flavors that feel so sophisticated. What I like to call “fake your way fancy” winner of a dinner. err… Balsamic Pork Loin Skillet DINNER.
Basil, Zucchini, sautéed onion, olives, herbs, and marinated Balsamic Pork Loin. Key being that marinated Balsamic Pork Loin. Simplicity at it’s finest.
The Gluten Free Nutrition Specialist in me get’s excited because this dish is naturally gluten free and balanced! Veggies, protein, and healthy unsaturated fats. You’re welcome! The Foodie in me thinks “Oh a glass of Pinot Noir would be heavenly with this Balsamic Marinade.” The Thrifty Wife/woman in me is giddy because this pork loin skillet is awesome for make ahead lunches and meal prep. Just throw over white rice or potatoes and BANG… Carbs make it more!
Speaking of meal prep, my Meal Prep Lovely ladies are back to share their favorite Gluten Free one pan Skillet meals! Healthy, flavorful, unreal easy to make! There just so happens to be a healthier grown up version of hamburger helper included. The inner child in me squeals for that!
Okay, I’m done being corny. Let’s get the rest of these skillet dinners so you can plan the weekend. Take notes, come hungry!
This one-pot turkey skillet mac and cheese is like a grownup version of hamburger helper and a much healthier option than that boxed stuff. Filled with spinach, peppers, real cheddar cheese, on the table in just 30 minutes and easily made gluten-free too!
This 30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet is loaded with veggies, lean protein, and so much flavor! All you need is 30 minutes and one skillet to prepare this low carb, healthy meal that everybody will devour!
3. Mediterranean Marinated PORK LOIN SKILLET oh yea!
Paleo, whole 30 friendly, meal prep friendly (just add carbs like rice), and all that JAZZ!
This one-pot chicken Mexican rice casserole uses sweet potato for extra creaminess! It’s a healthy, gluten free, 8 ingredient dinner for busy weeknights that is only 330 calories
5. Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Lo Mein from Brittany at Eating Bird Food
Dinner is done in less than 20 minutes with this quick and easy zucchini noodle lo mein. It’s loaded with shrimp and veggies for a low-carb protein packed meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Paleo and gluten-free.
Did you take notes? Good! I hope you try them all! And saved room for this pork loin skillet. It won’t take up much time. Ready?
Enjoy this balsamic pork recipe!Print
Mediterranean Marinated Balsamic Pork Loin Skillet with vegetables makes for an easy one pan meal! Veggie packed, nourishing, paleo, low carb, and ready to eat in 45 minutes.
For the Marinade:
- 1 lb pork tenderloin (sliced 1/3 to 1/2 in thick)
- 1/4 c balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 – 1/3 c olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika or regular paprika
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt/pepper
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- Optional 1/4 tsp dried marjoram or rosemary
For the skillet (after pork marinates):
- 1 cup sliced red onion
- 2 oz sliced olives
- 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
- Fresh basil
- Salt/pepper if desired
- Extra paprika to garnish or red pepper flakes
- Serve with mixed leafy greens. See notes for other options
- First slice the pork. Place in a ziplock bag inside of a large container.
- Whisk together the balsamic marinade ingredients and add to pork loin slices.
- Marinate for 20-30 minutes in fridge. (longer if desired)
- While pork is marinating, slice your veggies.
- Once marinated, remove and prepare your skillet.
- Heat skillet on medium heat. Sauté onion first until fragrant. No oil needed.
- Next add pork loin strips and the remaining marinade sauce.
- Cook on medium for 5 minutes then flip over pork slices.
- Add in your olive and zucchini slices.
- Cook another 5-7 minutes or until pork is no longer pink.
- Plate your pork and vegetables. Serve w/sauce and marinade and top w/fresh basil.
- Add more paprika, salt, and pepper, if desired.
- This dish is great served with leafy salad.
- Feel free to add feta or even serve on top of rice or potatoes for extra starch. (It won’t be paleo).
- omit honey for whole 30 option.
- Category: main, dinner
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 309
- Sugar: 4.8g
- Sodium: 182.1mg
- Fat: 18.8g
- Saturated Fat: 2.8g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Protein: 26.2g
- Cholesterol: 77.6mg
Keywords: balsamic pork, paleo pork recipe, low carb pork recipe, skillet dinner recipe
What was your favorite skillet meal growing up? Do you still try to make it today? Maybe a bit healthier or fresh?
Of course you do!