Google just released their top recipe searches for 2022 and some may surprise you. TikTok really did take the internet by storm, which influenced much of Google’s top searches this year ranging from the charcuterie boards to the infamous pink sauce. The Year in Search Data report combs through the internet to gather the best of the best recipes – or worst depending on your POV. Surprisingly, Google’s recipes like the “pumpkin spice latte” didn’t top the list. However, people were loving the savoury flavours of Barria tacos and the hilarity of celebrity salad recipes.
Instead of scouring the internet yourself for these famed recipe trends, we’ve compiled a list of the top favourites for you to cook at home, and eventually post to TikTok.
To see the entire list of what you and the rest of the world has been searching on Google, read the report here.
Clearly 2022 was the year of entertaining. Charcuterie boards were one of the top searched recipes on TikTok and Google with a ton of variations you can do – including the infamous butter board. Our take includes deliciously crispy latkes, perfect for the holiday season.
Nonna’s everywhere quaked in horror when they heard Gen Z was creating chips out of pasta shells. Truth be told, these crispy pasta chips are actually quite good – it might just take a little convincing from the grandparents.
Foodies stuck to the basics this year with one of the top searches being tomato-based pasta recipes. Whether you’re using fresh or store-bought, recipe developers were putting their own spin on the classic pasta dish.
Marry Me Chicken
The answer is always yes, yes and yes to the “Marry Me Chicken” trend. Foodies rediscovered the many different ways to cook chicken, enough that they would put a ring on it – and we accept.
Sometimes you’re just too lazy to cook breakfast – we get it, sleeping in is king. But have you tried the “quick pancakes”? There really isn’t a specific recipe attributed to the trend, just that the recipe needs to be quick and easy, as the name goes. Try our rendition of quick pancakes with the savoury flavours of beets.
Despite the upward climb of avocados prices, home cooks still Google searched for the famed fruit by the millions. Avocados are very versatile and have been used by countries across the world for years, so it’s no surprise its popularity continues on.
Oddly enough, the Google searches for Hot Toddy’s exceeded all other holiday related drink trends. The warm, inviting flavours of apple and spices truly did win over the masses in 2022.
We’re not sure if foodies were channeling their inner fashionista or just craving the classics, but Martinis were one of Google’s top drink searches for 2022. We’re obsessed with our take on the delicious trend with this flavourful caramel apple martini.
Sober season reigned through 2022, with a ton of drink masters searching for the best in non-alcoholic drinks. The great thing about any cocktail recipe is that you can make it sans the liquor. It’s really about adding enough flavour so you don’t even miss that extra kick from the alcohol.
This was a trend that we were happy to see make a resurgence. Cinnamon rolls are those classic dessert pastries that never go out of style, and continue to reign supreme – in our hearts at least. Try our take on the classic cinnamon roll with a vegetal twist.
Not that we’re surprised a cheese made the top of the list, but we never thought it would be cream cheese. In the past, cheeses like brie and parmesan have always caught the attention of trends. However this year, foodies everywhere wanted the versatility of the beloved cream cheese.
As expensive as saffron can be, foodies were fascinated on how they can create dishes with this savoury spice. Saffron is typically used in a lot of North African cuisine, with varied uses found in other parts of the world. One of our favourite renditions is this sweet and delicious no-bake saffron yogurt tart.
The humble lettuce plant remained one of Google’s top searches in 2022. Lettuce can be used for a ton of different recipes from wraps to sandwiches. Our favourite includes this tasty take on a classic Caesar salad, jam-packed into a hearty burger.
Do we need to eggs-plain why eggs remain one of the top Google searches? Eggs are versatile, tasty and is one of the most important ingredients in many baking recipes. We love trying out different ways to elevate eggs, like this mouth-watering mashup of French toast and tiramisu.