Scrambled Eggs With Sumac, Pine Nuts, and Parsley Recipe

Soft scrambled eggs with pinenuts and sumac. . J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Why This Recipe Works

  • Eggs cooked gently in olive oil stay creamy and tender.
  • Lemony sumac and toasty pine nuts give the eggs tons of flavor.

Crunchy toasted pine nuts and lemony sumac are great partners for eggs scrambled softly in extra-virgin olive oil.

Recipe Details

Scrambled Eggs With Sumac, Pine Nuts, and Parsley Recipe

Active 7 mins
Total 7 mins
Serves 3 to 4 servings


  • 6 large eggs

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for serving

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (see note)

  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • Flatbread such as pita or lavash, warm


  1. Gently beat eggs with a big pinch of salt and some pepper in a medium bowl with a fork. Heat oil in a medium non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add eggs and cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until barely set and still slightly runny (eggs will continue to cook after removing from pan), about 1 minute. Immediately transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with pine nuts, sumac, and parsley. Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately with flatbread.


I like to use the microwave to toast my nuts. Toss nuts with 1 tablespoon olive oil, place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave at 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until golden brown and toasty, about 3 minutes total. Alternatively, toast by tossing the nuts with 1 tablespoon olive oil and cooking over medium-low heat in a skillet, stirring constantly, until toasted, about 5 minutes total.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
391 Calories
20g Fat
36g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 391
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 253mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)