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Healthy Low-Carb Caprese Omelet

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This Caprese Omelet is so quick and easy to make. It's a great keto breakfast meal for summer! Fan of brinner (breakfast for dinner)? This also makes a fun dinner option with a pizza life vibe. This omelet is filling a delicious whether you follow a vegetarian keto diet or just feel like skipping meat.

For a super easy option you can use a store-bought pesto or make your own pesto using this delicious recipe.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.8 grams
Protein30.8 grams
Fat43.2 grams
Calories533 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 23%, fat 74%

Total carbs4.9 gramsFiber1.1 gramsSugars2.1 gramsSaturated fat17.9 gramsSodium868 mg(38% RDA)Magnesium42 mg(10% RDA)Potassium433 mg(22% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter or ghee (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 2 slices fresh mozzarella (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 3-6 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp grated Parmesan or other Italian hard cheese (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 1 tbsp pesto (15 g/ 0.5 oz) - you can make your own pesto
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 tsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on top


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs with 1 tbsp water.
  2. Heat the butter in a small nonstick ceramic skillet over low heat.
  3. Pour the eggs into the skillet pushing the cooked edges toward the center, cooking and tilting the pan so that the uncooked egg reaches the hot pan.
    Healthy Low-Carb Caprese Omelet
  4. When the top of the eggs are set place the half of the tomatoes, basil, parmesan, and mozzarella on one side of the eggs.
    Healthy Low-Carb Caprese Omelet
  5. Fold in half and place on a plate. Drizzle with pesto and top with remaining tomatoes. Optionally, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Serve immediately.
    Healthy Low-Carb Caprese Omelet

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Eggs, free-range or organic
1.1 g18.8 g14.3 g215 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Tomatoes, cherry, fresh, all varieties
0.9 g0.4 g0.2 g9 kcal
Mozzarella cheese, fresh (for salads)
0.8 g7.3 g4.8 g76 kcal
Basil, fresh
0.1 g0.2 g0 g1 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.3 g3.6 g2.6 g39 kcal
Basil & Macadamia Pesto (KetoDiet blog)
0.6 g0.5 g9.9 g92 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
3.8 g30.8 g43.2 g533 kcal
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