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Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Portable Sides

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

Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad from Food52 Chinese Broccoli Salad with Sesame Sriracha Dressing from Food52

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 accept 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. 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!

Happy Testing!

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Celery and Za’atar Tabouli
Chinese Broccoli Salad with Sesame Sriracha Dressing
Coconut Confetti Rice Salad
Creamy Kale and Cabbage Salad
Creamy Peppercorn Duck Rillette
Endless Summer Potato Salad
Insalata Praianese
Kale Tabbouleh
Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad With Cucumbers, Olives & Feta
Middle-Eastern Summer Squash Salad
Minted Summer Succotash
Niçoise Potato Salad with Tiny Green Beans (and Spinach!)
Pan Seared Zucchini with Pesto and Toasted Almonds
Salad of Grilled Kohlrabi and Smoked Trout
Sephardic Megedarra with Garlicky Brown Rice Pilaf
Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous
Spiced Cauliflower, Pickled Fig, and Almond Salad
Summer Corn Salad with Toasted Grains
Summer Melon Salad with Harissa, Feta, and Mint
Summertime Potluck Puttanesca

Tags: Side, Picnic, Potluck, Summer, Community Picks, Contest