Tomato and Basil Omelette

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut each tomato in half and squeeze lightly to press out the seeds and juice. Chop the flesh coarsely and place in a saucepan with 2 tbsps of the olive oil and the bay leaf.
  2. Cook over a brisk heat for 15-30 minutes until all the moisture has evaporated and the mixture has dried out, almost to a paste. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile pick the leaves from the sprig of thyme and place in a bowl with the garlic and basil. Break in the eggs, season wth salt and pepper and beat with a fork. Add the tomato and mix well.
  4. Heat a frying pan over a high heat and add the remaining olive oil, swirling it round the pan. Add the egg mixture and cook, stirring continuosly with a fork in a circular motion, until the eggs have set evenly but are still creamy.
  5. Leave the pan over the heat undisturbed for 30 seconds to brown the bottom. Remove it from the heat, turn out of the pan onto a plate and serve with some black Nice olives.


Most Helpful

This was really good.. I made as is except we do not like tomatoes but we do love sun-dried so I used that instead.. I just chopped them up real small and didn't bother with the cooking the fleah of the tomato step.. It was delicious I loved the combo of the herbs and garlic and this is an omelette that we will definitely be enjoying again.. It is also super easy to do and very quick as I didn't have the extra cooking time on the tomatoes.. Thanks for sharing your yummy omelette recipe :)

The Flying Chef March 30, 2010

We had this lovely omelet for our early Saturday breakfast before going out to the snow blizzard. This was a perfect, filling, and easy treat to make, and I didn't change one thing. I especially adored the garlic, the basil, and the tomato, which added so much to creaminess of the eggs. Thank you so much, little! Made for *The Herb of the Month Club* February 2010

Andi of Longmeadow Farm February 08, 2010

MMMMMmmmmmm!!!! This is such a yummy treat! The flavours all go so well together and make this extra special! I luved the addition of thyme and basil and the amount of garlic was just right. All in all this really tasted like a pasta with a herbed tomato sauce. YUM! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this tasty treat with us, little! I will certainly make this again! Made and reviewed for The Herb of The Month Club February 2010.

Lalaloula February 06, 2010

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