Dinner for one: Tomato and basil omelette

Not all of us want to cook for 4 or 6 – and this tomato and basil omelette is the

Not all of us want to cook for 4 or 6 – and this tomato and basil omelette is the perfect dish to avoid waste! It’s so tasty plus uses fresh ingredients.

Have a go and tell us how it turns out!

  • 2 sprigs of fresh basil
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil


1. Pick the leaves off the basil and roughly tear them.

2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half on a chopping board.

3. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and add a tiny pinch of salt and pepper then beat well with a fork until fully combined.

4. Place a small non-stick frying pan on a low heat to warm up. Then add ½ tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and turn the heat up to high.

5. Add the tomatoes and fry for 1 minute before turning down the heat and sprinkling over the basil leaves.

6. Carefully pour in the eggs, then tilt the pan to spread them out evenly.

7. Using a fork, swirl the eggs around the pan. When the omelette begins to cook and firm up, but still has a little raw egg on top, use a spatula to ease around the edges of the omelette, then fold it over in half – when it starts to turn golden brown underneath, remove the pan from the heat and pop on a plate.


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