How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg in a Stylish 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast is the perfect way to start a leisurely vacation day or Sunday morning, with the freshest ingredients.

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

It was a beautiful southern Oregon, sunny Sunday morning when my husband and I were having coffee and a light breakfast on our back patio this past weekend. We often attend church on Saturday nights, so we can have a relaxed Sunday morning, doing “nothing.” Nothing but enjoying our favorite coffee, a light, healthy breakfast (maybe a little gourmet, which makes it special for Sundays), and nature.

It’s our favorite time of year to enjoy our yard and garden, before the 100+ degree days hit southern Oregon. In fact, I did jump up and grab the camera, because our roses were over-the-top gorgeous. There’s something about a garden and yard early in the morning when it’s fresh with sprinkler-dew, not yet beat down by the hot summer rays.

Welcome to our backyard. Beautiful baby pink climbing roses on our DIY trellis.


The last of the peonies.

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

Daisies just starting to bloom.

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

And a delicious healthy breakfast that I’m calling a “7-minute breakfast,” which is rather messy when you set it all out. But, oh, so good!

Messy is fine. Food doesn’t always have to look perfect.

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

Boil the perfect egg (not the usual 10 minutes, because this breakfast recipe is for a softer cooked egg), and set out with pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil, and a yummy bread of your choice.

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

Spread, stack, and serve.

For me, the goal is never perfection, but instead health, beauty, something delicious and tasty, appealing to the eye and delicious to the palate.

Light enough, but with a summer pizzaz, and I’d say, good enough to display and serve to your summer guests! This would be an excellent idea for a brunch or light leisurely breakfast.

What do you look forward to the most about early summer mornings?

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast
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Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast

Remember to always peel eggs under cold running water!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 8


  • 8 eggs
  • Water
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 4 to matoes sliced
  • Baguette bread sliced
  • Fresh basil chopped


  • The secret to a soft-boiled egg is to peel it while hot, running under very cold water while peeling.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Gently drop in the eggs, using a large spoon, all the way to the bottom so they do not break. Bring the water back up to a rapid boil and set timer for 7 minutes.
  • In the meantime, toast baguette slices either in the toaster or the oven.
  • Add to a large platter sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and chopped basil. Put the 1/2 cup pesto in a small dish on the platter. Add the baguette pieces.
  • When the eggs are done cooking, pour off the hot water and run cold water over the eggs for about 5 minutes. Peel each egg, while still very warm, under the cold running water.
  • Cut the eggs in half and place on the platter. Serve!

15 comments on “How to Make a Soft Boiled Egg 7-Minute Caprese Breakfast”

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden, the breakfast idea sounds wonderfu, i will try this weekend. You have a refine taste

  2. How do you keep the cold eggs from breaking when they touch hot water ? Do you let the eggs set and become room temp first?

  3. Awesome breakfast! Love the flowers!

  4. Looks like a perfect breakfast to me- pinning to use later. Thanks

  5. Look at those gorgeous pink roses!! And this breakfast…perfect in my book. I adore early summer mornings – the quiet, cool, still air. It’s my thinking time, my favorite time to get out for a walk.

  6. Gorgeous. That garden – wow. As for Sunday mornings – I love breakfast time, it’s the one time where we don’t have to rush. No school, no sports to run off to.

  7. Those eggs are cooked to perfection!!

  8. this looks “drool-worthy” ….and so simple! love your recipes and entertaining tips! what kind of bread did you choose? : )

  9. Just recently fell in love with soft boiled eggs on salads, I go for 6 1/2 mins so they’re a little more runny. These are all my favorite foods on one plate!

  10. This is the type of breakfast that we eat all the time when we’re in Europe, and we enjoy it so much. Yet we never have it at home. I am definitely going to try this!

  11. Gorgeous!! I love any time of day in a pretty garden, but early mornings do seem magical. I just planted extra blooms near our hot tub, where we often drink our first cup of coffee, so it’s extra pretty now. Love your baby pink roses.
    Ok, I’m gonna try soft boiling. Looks delicious, and I like being able to cook them and eat them immediately. Thanks Sandy!

  12. So beautiful! The flowers and the toast. This is my dream breakfast!

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