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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 280 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 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
US Customary - Metric


  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Now add the broccoli florets and chunks to the oil that remains in the pan, and sprinkle in the red pepper flakes. 

  5. 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.

  6. Slice the omelet into very thin ribbons and add back into the pan. Toss everything together, and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Slide into a serving dish and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over top. Serve while still very warm.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pan-Fried Broccoli with Sesame Egg Ribbons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 372mg124%
Sodium 176mg7%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.