Pesto Caprese Omelette

Pesto Caprese Omelette
With summer quickly coming to an end I have been trying to enjoy it as much as I can and recently I have been focusing on the fresh field ripened tomatoes and basil. The other day I realized that I was not making the most of the summer produce with my breakfasts and that led to the idea of these pesto caprese omelettes! The basic idea was to take all of the ingredients of a caprese salad including tomatoes, basil and mozzarella and use them in an omelette. Of course the easiest thing to do would be to make an omelette and simply throw the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella into it but I knew that they would be even better if I used a fresh homemade basil pesto instead of just basil and not only did I place the pesto into the omelettes filling along with the tomatoes and mozzarella but I also mixed some into the eggs. The trick to these omelettes is to place the mozzarella into the eggs while they cook so that it melts and then place the tomatoes and pesto in later so that they both remain as fresh as possible! I have to say that the pesto caprese omelettes are both a great way to start the day and to enjoy some of summers produce!

Pesto Caprese Omelette

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1

A summery fresh basil pesto omelet with melted mozzarella and fresh diced tomatoes.



ingredients
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, torn
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
directions
  1. Toss the tomato in the balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix the milk and pesto into the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat, pour the egg mixture into the pan and swirl it to coat.
  4. Sprinkle the mozzarella onto half on the omelette and let cook until the eggs have just about set.
  5. Sprinkle the tomato and pesto onto half on the omelette fold the omelette over and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 262, Fat 32g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 409mg, Sodium 444mg, Carbs 8g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g), Protein 26g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

21 comments:

Tieghan said...

This looks to me like the perfect meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner!! YUM!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

What a great-looking omelet, Kevin! The balsamic tomatoes and pesto sound divine!

Heather Christo said...

I am obsessed with caprese, and I literally jumped up when I saw this to see if I have the ingredients to make this for breakfast. Beautiful Kevin!

Maria said...

Great way to use up the summer pesto!

Katrina @ WVS said...

Oh man, this is such a fabulous omelette recipe!! Loving this Kevin!

Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen said...

I loooove adding pesto to omelettes! This looks like the perfect weekend brunch!

Dixya said...

caprese is my favorite and eggs sounds like a great vehicle here :)

Sandra Batista said...

Lovely and delicious!!

Olena@iFOODreal said...

Looks delish! Love Caprese Salad. We are thinking the same amongst all pumpkin recipes. I just posted Edamame Caprese Salad.:)

Julie @ Table for Two said...

I love that pesto and caprese combo in an omelette! perfect breakfast/brunch :)

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Loving this, Kevin! Sounds like breakfast tomorrow.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

pretty food! tasty too, i'm thinking...

marla said...

Love that dollop of pesto on top!

ashley - Baker by Nature said...

I'm in love just LOOKING at this pretty omelette!!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

It may be almost fall, but I've still got caprese on the brain! This omelette looks killer, Kevin!

Gaby said...

mind = blown. how have I never had this before! love it

Des said...

What a perfect breakfast!!

Kalyn Denny said...

I really love this idea, sounds amazing!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Mmmm... love all the summery inspiration on one plate. There's pesto, caprese and omelette yum!!

ogyep yummy mellow said...

BIG WOW.. Very colorful space of recipes u have here.. Healthy & healthy, i Guess. GOOD..

Joanne said...

I had a similar omelet recently and it was so good! Who knew pesto and eggs could taste so great together!

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