Curry For Comfort

Curry-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Figs & Vegetables

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

Winter is in full swing and I embrace it by turning on the oven for a simple sheet-pan supper. I crave curry in cold weather and the fragrance of roasting richly-spiced vegetables warms the body and soul. So easy: curry and spice-rubbed pork tenderloin, winter squash and cauliflower florets roast together on a large rimmed baking sheet. It’s ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

Finish the dish by brushing all with glaze of honey, lemon, and  and spice – glazed figs. I developed this recipe for the Fig Focus January Newsletter and you can link to it here: Valley Fig Growers / Fig Focus .

Need more? Roast a second sheet pan of potato wedges, coated with garlic-oil and rosemary, on a second rimmed baking sheet at the same time.

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

If you’re working on eating less meat and more vegetables and fruits, this meal is a start with modest portions of the leanest cut of pork, the tenderloin, and generous portions of nutrient rich vegetables.  Vary the veggies by using halved Brussels sprouts or green beans instead of cauliflower.

This comfort-food meal is packed with nutrients, too: The meal has less than 500 calories and provides 220% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin A, 120% DV for Vitamin C, 20% DV for iron 52% DV for dietary fiber and 15% DV for calcium.   Turmeric, the spice that gives curry a golden color, has a long history of use for health benefits that you can read about in my blog Get Spicy….

Warm-up your winter with healthful curry and comfort food.


lorelle About lorelle

Crazy about cooking, eating and sharing good food – my work and leisure revolve around the kitchen. As a culinary dietitian my professional life encompasses nutrition counseling and education, recipe development, product development, food and nutrition writing, marketing communications, corporate test kitchen and consumer affairs management, food styling and work as a product spokesperson.


  1. Wonderful blog!

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