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The Berry Best of 2022: Our Most-Loved Recipes


Meet the recipes berry aficionados loved the most in 2022! From decadent desserts like our Double Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes to Avant-garde mains like Blackberry Lamb Kofta created by our Top Chef Derek Seigfried, we've gathered our most-popular recipes of 2022. 


Balsamic Blackberry & Brie Puff Pastry 

Brie Puff Pastry with blackberries

Balsamic and blackberry bring a deep color and flavor to these Blackberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites. These handheld bites are great for hosting an event or as a quick bite. You'll love the simplicity of the recipe and its elegant payoff.  

Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer

strawberry lemonade spritzer in a glass with a salted rim and garnished with edible flowers and strawberries

Cocktails (and mocktails) make great use of fresh berries! And with 2022 being the year of the mocktail, it's no wonder that our Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer was a favorite. This easy-to-make cocktail features just three ingredients and offers flavors perfect for the spring and summer months.

Double Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes 

 chocolate cupcake with raspberries and flowers on the side

These cupcakes are packed with double chocolate and the bright, refreshing flavors of raspberry. A twist on the classic chocolate cupcake, we love this recipe for its unexpected zing of raspberries weaved throughout the moist cake. 

Blackberry Lamb Kofta 

Blackberry lamb kofta
Chef Derek Seigfried took home the title of California Giant Berry Farms' Top Chef with his dish, Blackberry Lamb Kofta. The savory main features chopped blackberries in a spiced, ground lamb mixture, along with fresh raspberries in the Muhammara, alongside couscous cooked with blueberries added subtle aroma, flavor, and color. This popular dish is perfect for home chefs and pros alike, who wish to experiment with berries in unexpected ways. 


Giant Berry Pizza with Triple Berry Chipotle Sauce & Strawberry Pepperoni 

berry pizza with a berry sauce
Chef Robert Stegall-Smith took home the title of People's Choice Chef of the California Giant Chef Invitational with his imaginative Giant Berry Pizza with Triple Berry Chipotle Sauce and Strawberry “Pepperoni” recipe. ​​​​​​​The delicious pizza can be assembled with ease using a par-baked pizza crust. 

Berry Nourish Bowl

nourish bowl with avocado, blueberries, chicken, pumpkin seeds, and chickpeas

A top recipe of 2022 was our Berry Nourish Bowl—and for good reason—the nutrient rich recipe features sweet peas, chickpeas, blueberries, chicken and pumpkin seeds, amongst additional flavorful ingredients. Easy to assemble and full of flavor, you'll love the boost of blue provided from this superfood-packed meal.

Raspberry Paloma Fizz 

raspberry paloma fizz topped with a pink flower and a raspberry

Raise a glass to fresh raspberries from California Giant! This take on a classic Paloma is beautiful and balanced, leaving you with a smile on your face after every sip. For a mocktail sparkling soda, simply omit the tequila.

Strawberry Caprese Salad

caprese salad with strawberries

There are only three core ingredients in this tomato-less caprese: sweet strawberries, fresh mozzarella, and arugula! Full of color and deceivingly simple to make, this sweet twist on the classic salad is sure to be your new go-to recipe. To make, mix arugula, mozzarella, and strawberries, then top with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  


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