Recipe Database

Welcome to the Intervale Food Hub recipe collection! Our goal is to inspire you to cook delicious food at home using the best seasonal ingredients. Every week, we find a handful of recipes to use with the ingredients that we're delivering that week, so our collection is constantly changing and growing. 

Classic Caprese Salad

caprese salad

Recipe and photo from J. Kenji López-Alt for Serious Eats; adjustments made for Intervale Food Hub members


  • 1 1/2 pounds (675g)  ripe tomatoes, mixed sizes, at room temperature
  • 8 to 12 ounces (225 to 340g) fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into bite-size chunks
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt, such as Maldon or fleur de sel
  • Coarsely ground fresh black pepper
  • 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves


  1. Cut tomatoes into an assortment of slices and chunks and spread over a large plate in a single, slightly overlapping layer. Tuck chunks of mozzarella into the tomato pieces. Drizzle generously with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and black pepper. Tear basil leaves into small pieces with your fingertips and spread them on top. Serve immediately.