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Vegan Loin Roast Plant-Based Recipe Planted365.com planted365

Vegan Pork Tenderloin

A delicious totally vegan take on a traditional "pork tenderloin" roast. It's easy to make and uses commonly found ingredients. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 255 kcal


Tenderloin Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked short grain rice
  • 12 oz sliced mushrooms, sauteed
  • 8 oz tempeh
  • 2 tbsp grated raw beets
  • 1/4 cup instant oats
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary

Garlic Paste and Rice Paper Covering

  • 3 to 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • fresh rosemary
  • 5 to 6 rice paper wrappers
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • olive oil


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Set aside to cool. 

  2. Sautee the sliced mushrooms until they're golden and tender and all the liquid has evaporated. Set aside to cool. 

  3. Break or cut the tempeh into 1-inch chunks.

  4. In a large food processor, blend the tenderloin ingredients until finely chopped and blended. This will take about a minute. Scrape down the sides as needed. If using a small food processor, do this in batches and then mix together well by hand. 

  5. Form into a loaf or loin shape. 

  6. Make the garlic paste by very finely mincing 3 to 4 cloves of fresh garlic. Add a teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and olive oil and continue chopping the garlic finer and finer until it's basically a paste. 

  7. Use half the paste to spread directly on the formed loin. Save the other half to rub on the rice paper wrapper covering.  

  8. To cover: Two at a time, run the rice paper wrappers under warm water for about 15 seconds until they begin to get pliable. Rub then with a little olive oil and a few drops of liquid smoke. Wrap around the loaf. Add more rice papers until the loaf/loin is completely covered.

  9. Rub with the other half of the garlic paste.

  10. Placed the tenderloin in an oiled baking dish. 

  11. Add sliced apples, sliced onions, and a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary. 

  12. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 425 F for about 45 minutes, until golden brown. 

  13. Let stand for about 10 minutes and slice and serve.

Oil-Free Option

  1. If you'd like this to be oil-free, simply omit the oil. You will barely miss it.