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Community Picks Recipe Testing—Melon Recipes

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The submissions are in! Now, we need your help finding the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe with Melon!

A note: Voting for this contest will begin a week later than usual, on August 6.


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's in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix—remember, we accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe ends up being a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your notes (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by this Thursday, July 23rd, at 5pm (EST)—and just a note that this testing period is shorter than usual. 

When you've figured out which recipes are calling your name, sign up by following the link to that recipe's page. There, just above the comments, 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. Act fast—this button will disappear on the Tuesday before your testing notes are due. 

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!

Photo by James Ransom

The testing period for this contest has closed.

All the 'melon Ceviche (vegan)
Arugula Salad with Melon and Crispy Prosciutto
Crab & Cantaloupe Tacos with Pickled Jicama “Tortillas”
Curried Charentais Melon Gazpacho
Grilled Watermelon Goat Cheese Bites
Hello Summer Cocktail
Hot and Sweet Salsa with Tomato, Avocado and Melon
Mango-Watermelon Sorbet
Melon and Watercress Salad with Honey-Marcona Almond Dressing
Melon, Bacon and Spinach Salad with a Melon Vinaigrette
Seared Cantaloupe and Caraway
Summer's Kiss "Mojito"
The Perfect Summer Salad (Watermelon, Feta, Avocado, and Mint Salad)
Watermelon Jerky
Watermelon Tomato Salad, for Picnicking
Watermelon with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
Watermelon, Arugula, and Pickled Onion Summer Salad
Watermelon-Habanero Lemonade
White Peach and Cantaloupe Bruschetta
watermelon & habanero gazpacho

Tags: Summer, Community, Contest, Recipe Testing