The mobile version of Google Search has now started displaying tappable filters for recipe queries. People who use Google Search to look up any recipe will now be presented with a swipeable carousel of keyword filters. The filters are displayed as tiny icons arranged in a single line and can be selected for more precise search results. At the moment, this new functionality is only available for English queries sent to the mobile version of Google Search, and there's no information on when or if the company is planning a broader rollout.
As for the feature itself, it's a rather intuitive way of searching for recipes and looking up recipe ideas online. As illustrated in the gallery below, the tappable recipe filters are based on keywords related to both ingredients and general food traits. For example, searching for a "chicken salad" presents users with a quick way to filter their results by ingredients like avocado, pasta, and grapes, but also allows them to quickly look up chicken salad recipes from Thailand, Greece, or France. Apart from that, this new interface also differentiates between food preparation methods. This means a user can refine their results for chicken salad recipes by those that only use chicken that's cooked, grilled, or fried. Other tappable filters Google Search displays for recipe queries include keywords like "healthy," "zero fat," "spicy," and "simple."
There's apparently no limit on how many filters a user can tap to refine their search results, and each selection and deselection is applied immediately. This feature is also available when a related search is selected, but that can only be done before you start refining your search results with filters. Once that process begins, the search engine displays another page listing Rich Cards for recipes. However, unlike the traditional Rich Cards interface presented as a swipeable carousel, this one appears in the form of an endless vertical list with no related searches available at the bottom – seeing how there is no bottom. This addition is just the latest in the long list of recipe-related features Google introduced ever since the company debuted a specialized recipe search interface back in 2013.