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Community Picks -- Lettuce

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It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Lettuce! 

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Happy Testing!



Tags: community picks, lettuce, testing, call dibs

The testing period for this contest has closed.

A Dilly of a Chopped Salad
A Dressed Up Lettuce Sandwich
An Autumn Salad
Arugula Pesto
Arugula, Delicata, and Honeycrisp Salad
Bacon, Poached Egg, & Jalapeno Lettuce Wraps
Best-of-Summer Grilled Radicchio and Pear Salad
Caesar Soup
Coconut Milk Braised Lettuce with Ginger, Garlic and Pepper
Cream Baked Endive with Bacon and Pecans
Make Your Own Avocado Caesar
Melon and Watercress Salad with Honey-Marcona Almond Dressing
Paalak Bhajia (spinach Tempura)
Purslane Salad
Radish Herb Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette Dressing
Roasted Radicchio and Shrimp with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Sara's Green Harissa
Smoked Trout Arugula Salad with Horseradish
Tasty Radicchio Salad
Thai Mint Iceberg Daiquiri
Wilted Escarole with Feta, Walnuts, and Honey

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almost 3 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

A big thank you to the development team, and one to all of you for bearing with us!


almost 3 years ago Michael Hoffman

Product Manager at Food52

Hi, all. Sorry about the broken buttons. I just sent out a fix, so they should all be working now. Happy testing!


almost 3 years ago susan g

The button is back, and it works! (On the diagonal corner from where the 'article' says it is.) Shop, cook and write -- excited to be testing again. (Actually, so excited that I put my comment on the recipe page.)

almost 3 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

You're all right -- the site is experiencing a bit of a glitch at the moment, but we have our lovely development team working on this as I type. Hopefully we'll be back up and running soon, and if not, we can push the testing deadline back a bit to accommodate. Thank you all so much for your patience and for your lettuce enthusiasm!


almost 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

Test button is busted, but I'll take the Autumn Salad!


almost 3 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Test button doesn't work for me either.


almost 3 years ago Tarragon

The "Test Recipe" Button doesn't work. Is it me or a site problem?


almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Mine won't work either, so it must be the site at the moment.


almost 3 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks so much for putting my melon and watercress salad up for CP nom! This selection looks marvelous!!


almost 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a great collection! I can't officially test this time but I will be trying some out for sure!!!