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Pan-Fried Broccoli with Sesame Egg Ribbons

Pan-Fried Broccoli with Sesame Egg Ribbons is a quick, easy, and healthy meal for one. Loaded with vegetables and packed with protein, this dish is gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 compliant. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli, Low-carb, Paleo, Whole 30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 280kcal


  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds black or white
  • 1 large head of broccoli about 2 cups broken down into florets and chunks
  • 2-3 large eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add sesame seeds to the hot dry pan, and toast for a few minutes until they are starting to turn brown and fragrant. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat the oils in the pan for a a minute, then add the eggs. Wait a minute while the bottom of the omelet browns ever so slightly, swirl the pan, then using a spatula fold the omelet in half, wait a moment, then slide it out of the pan onto a cutting board.
  • Now add the broccoli florets and chunks to the oil that remains in the pan, and sprinkle in the red pepper flakes. 
  • Sauté, stirring every minute or so until the raw edge is just barely gone. I like to cover the broccoli with a lid so it steams lightly as it cooks.
  • Slice the omelet into very thin ribbons and add back into the pan. Toss everything together, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Slide into a serving dish and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over top. Serve while still very warm.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 372mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 3.4mg