Community Picks -- Mayonnaise-Based Salad

July 20, 2012


It's our fifth round of testing out our new system, where you help us pick the contest finalists! 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 in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. If the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make it count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday, July 25th at 5pm (EST).

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!

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Community-Tested Pick Candidates (go call dibs in the anonymous form below!) 

As of 4:00pm on Friday afternoon, the first group of lovely recipes listed below are the ones that still need testers -- but don't let that stop you from choosing the recipe you want! When it comes to testing, the more the merrier. 

Vietnamese Flavored Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Cucumbers
Dill and Fennel Frond Potato Salad
Spiced Up Potato Salad
Taj Mahal Salad
Uncluckingbelievable Chicken Salad
Shrimp, Melon, and Cucumber Salad with Spicy Mayonnaise 
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
Grilled Pesto Potato Salad

Coronation Chicken Salad 
Maryland Shrimp Salad 
Chicken salad with Vouvray, Leeks, and Wheatberries
Smoked Lentil Salad with Sriracha Miso Mayonnaise
Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)
Potato Salad with Bacon, Anchovies, and Capers
Chilled Shrimp and Couscous
Chicken Salad with Cornichons and Radishes
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
Mexican Corn Salad
Spicy Chicken Salad
Smokey Grilled Potato and Corn Salad
Tea Egg Salad



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  • Panfusine
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Panfusine July 20, 2012
umm... Just noticed that the Taj Mahal Salad is already a community pick..
Kenzi W. July 20, 2012
It is! You're right. The comprehensive list for dibs-calling includes every recipe that is in the running to be a finalist, too -- so we don't want this one to miss its chance even if it is already a CP. It won't lose its CP status, but with any luck, it could get an upgrade to a Finalist. Thanks for looking out!
avimom July 20, 2012
I'm so excited! Thanks! I did not notice I left out a step in my recipe (Chicken salad with vouvray, leeks, and wheatberries), so I added a comment...hope the testers figure it out.
em-i-lis July 20, 2012
Congrats everyone. I'm leaving town today and won't have access to a kitchen while away. AAAGH. Withdrawal. I'm sorry I can't test!