When you go from eating grocery store tomatoes to garden fresh tomatoes you notice something immediately…..FLAVOR, and lots of it! There’s so much flavor in those bursting ruby darlings that you can’t help but want them in everything you eat…..or that’s how it is for me at least. I just can’t get over the difference between the tomatoes I buy from the grocer, throughout the winter months, and the fresh ones that come out of the garden. I mean really, how can they taste anymore like two totally different things? Nothing compares to home grown food.
I love the combination of basil and tomato…they marry so nicely and enhance each others best qualities bringing out the other’s best (there’s likely a devotional in there somewhere…lol) so coming up with a garden fresh tomato basil omelet was pure joy to all my senses.
This recipe couldn’t be simpler, you have the easiest ingredients that most have on hand at any given time and the very small amount of time and effort you put into this yields a meal you wish you had more of, or at least I did. 😉
10 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
1/2 medium Onion, minced
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 red, yellow or orange Pepper, diced
1 large Garden Fresh Tomato, diced
1/2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
2 tsp Sweet Basil, dried or fresh
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Mince onion, garlic and pepper.
- Shred cheese
- Heat a medium sized frying pan on medium heat with 2 Tbsp of butter (use a pan you can put in the oven to broil afterward, avoid plastic handles) At this point turn on your ovens broiler on high
- Beat Eggs with a fork in a small bowl until well combined.
- Add minced onion, garlic and pepper to the warmed frying pan and fry until items begin to soften, about 5 mins.
- Spread out the onion, garlic and peppers to evenly coat the pan.
- Pour beaten eggs gently into the frying pan over the onion, garlic & peppers and season w salt and pepper to your preference.
- Evenly disperse the diced tomato and cheese on top of the egg.
- Add basil to the top of omelet.
- When you notice the sides beginning to look cooked put frying pan on the middle rack in the oven on high- broil.
- Keep an eye on this as it cooks, when you notice it becoming solid take out of oven, usually takes anywhere from 3-7 minutes depending on the heat of your oven.
- Serve immediately.
*when using the broiler on your oven don't use a frying pan with a plastic handle or it will melt.