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Pork Tenderloin Dry Rub

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Dry Rub
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Pork Tenderloin Dry Rub – a delicious, homemade pork tenderloin dry rub that is perfect if you are planning on grilling or smoking your pork tenderloin! 


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl; stir to combine.
  2. Place pork tenderloin in a medium bowl or on a plate.
  3. Rub dry rub all over the pork tenderloin being sure to get into every nook and cranny.
  4. Cover or place in an airtight silicone bag and let sit 30-60 minutes or as long as 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. Cook pork tenderloin however you want, but we highly recommend grilled or smoked!


  • Spice it up: feel free to add in 1/4 teaspoon (or more) of cayenne pepper to give this dry rub a little kick!
  • Sweeten: If you want that touch of sweetness feel free to add in a tablespoon of coconut sugar! 
  • Smoked Spices: anytime you can get your hands on a smoked paprika, smoked garlic powder or smoked onion powder – those are always fun substitutions to make!
  • Storage: store in a sealed container in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 3-6 months. 

Keywords: pork tenderloin dry rub