Breakfast Caprese With Pesto
Breakfast Caprese With Pesto

Oh, pesto! It’s quintessentially Italian, delicate, and absolutely amazing with eggs. Throw in another Italian staple like tomato and mozzarella and you have a flavor trifecta. Our pesto omelet is made with egg whites so it’s easy on the calories but packs in a whopping 18 grams of protein to help you start your morning right.

You can use a prepared pesto sauce if you like, but wouldn’t you rather make your own? I know it sounds difficult, trust us it’s really not. Pesto is a whole lot tastier when it’s home made and most pesto contains nuts, so the fresher the better. Just take a bit of basil, walnuts, garlic, Parmesan, salt, and pepper pulse the whole lot in a food processor and that it. For the full recipe and other great pesto recipes see our complete guide to Basil Pesto.

Breakfast Caprese
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Breakfast Caprese With Pesto

These easy pesto omelette is made with egg whites, mozzarella, tomato.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian
Keyword breakfast caprese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 121 kcal
Author Openfit


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 large egg whites (½ cup)
  • 1 slice medium tomato
  • ½ oz. fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • ½ tsp. prepared pesto sauce


  1. Heat medium nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium-low heat.
  2. Add egg whites; cook for 1 minute. Do not stir. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until set.
  3. Top with tomato, cheese, and pesto. Gently fold in half.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Caprese With Pesto
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.