Tomato & Basil Caprese Omelet Recipe

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I love the light, freshness of Caprese salad, especially when I have more tomatoes and basil in the garden than I know what to do with! However, it isn’t very high in protein or fat, two things our family makes sure to get in the morning. Enter the Caprese omelet!

What Is Caprese?

Caprese is an Italian salad made with sliced fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. It’s the perfect summertime appetizer or side. You can certainly make it at other times of the year as well, but there’s no beating the summer freshness of produce picked right out of the garden.

Turning a Caprese Salad into a Caprese Omelet

The Caprese omelet is very similar to the delicious salad version but with a much bigger protein punch.

To make it I whisk together eggs, salt and pepper, and garlic powder for the egg part of the omelet. I sprinkle diced or sliced tomato, mozzarella, and basil over half of it. I give it a few minutes to cook, then flip the other half over the tomatoes and cheese.

Give it another minute to let the cheese melt, and it’s done!

An omelet this good can’t be contained to just the breakfast realm — it makes a delicious lunch or dinner also!

A few omelet-making tips:

  • Cook it over medium-low heat so the bottom doesn’t get overcooked.
  • Use a good pan. I have a set of non-stick ceramic pans that are amazing for making omelets.

Need More Breakfast Inspiration?

Since they are a fast and healthy source of protein, we have a lot of eggs for breakfast. I can take most leftovers and turn them into omelet or frittata filling. Here are some of our other  favorite egg-based breakfasts:

I also have a whole post devoted to egg-free breakfasts! Check it out here.

Caprese Omelet Recipe

A lovely Caprese salad combined with eggs for a complete meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 366kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 omelet


  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 small tomato (sliced or diced)
  • 3 leaves fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup mozzarella (shredded)
  • olive oil (optional)


  • Melt butter in medium skillet over medium-low heat.
  • In a small bowl, scramble the eggs with fork and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper if desired.
  • Pour the eggs into the skillet and sprinkle half of the tomatoes, basil, and cheese on one half.
  • When eggs are partially set, fold the empty half over to cover the side with tomatoes, basil and cheese.
  • Cook until set, flipping if needed.
  • Remove and promptly top with more tomatoes, basil, and cheese and drizzle with olive oil if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Caprese Omelet Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 omelet)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 299
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.2g51%
Saturated Fat 18.1g113%
Cholesterol 392mg131%
Sodium 489mg21%
Carbohydrates 4.5g2%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 3.1g3%
Protein 14.1g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition info is for a 2 egg omelet.
A great pan makes all the difference.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


16 responses to “Tomato & Basil Caprese Omelet Recipe”

  1. Bobbie Avatar

    Can’t wait to try this recipe in a new ceramic pan. Which is safest and that you like best.. caraway pans or the always pan?

  2. Katie B Avatar
    Katie B

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Took no time to make and of course simple ingredients that I always have on-hand!!! I will be making this again for sure! I added some onions in the middle because I put them in just about everything I eat, and I find the olive oil over the top is an absolute MUST. I will be recommending this recipe to A LOT of people.

  3. Lisa Avatar

    OMG, I knew I liked you before, but now I REALLY feel a connection; I have the SAME plates.  They were my mom’s when we were growing up and there’s a couple that have made their way to my house 😀  That omelet looks great, too!
    (PS:  here’s my no-bun, blue cheese and onion topped burger on the same plate)

  4. Emily Avatar

    I might try this as a frittata! Omelets sort of scare me w/ the flipping but I can do the frittata.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      That sounds great! Let me know how it turns out. I’ve never had tremendous success with frittatas, but I’d love to hear your recipe
      if you make it!

    2. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      That sounds great! Let me know how it turns out. I’ve never had tremendous success with frittatas, but I’d love to hear your recipe
      if you make it!

  5. Mira Avatar

    I am so going to make this. What a great after yoga breakfast idea! I think I’ll reach for the fresh mozz  as opposed to the low moisture kind- it’s so much creamier. Thanks for the tip! 

  6. Ryan Avatar

    mmm… this looks delish. And I just got some heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market! Hopefully I’ve got enough basil in my little pot… I’m going to have this tomorrow night!

  7. Steven Avatar

    Thanks for the reminder…it’s been a while since I made omelets this way.   They were well-received at the b’fast table this morning. =) I used eggs, evoo, basil, tomatoes and farmers’ cheese…yum. =) I stop by every once in a while and enjoy your blog.  I see you also had a baby girl. =) Happy congrats!

  8. Chub Avatar

    I dont really do omelettes but that looks fantastic! Also just wanted to point out that you have the same plates as my parents parents wedding dishes, lol

  9. Brittany Avatar

    That looks fantastic!  Caprese salad is a summer staple around here, but I never thought to make it into an omelet.

  10. theresa Avatar

    well, here’s my answer as to what i’m having for breakfast this morning!

  11. Lucy Avatar

    Yummy cant wait to make this on holiday in Italy with the farms freshly picked basil and tomatoes,

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