pesto Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular pesto dishes in restaurants
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with pesto
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve pesto

9.04%

13,820 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online pesto recipes

0.83%

11,857 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Overview

pesto Growth Over Time How pesto has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.40.450.50.55
Year Over Year PESTO growth or decline vs one year ago
-5.6%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of pesto per consumer
1.76
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that pesto represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of pesto at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve pesto

9.04%

13,820 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online pesto recipes

0.83%

11,857 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for pesto, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
73.7%
#2spaghetti
8.2%
#3gnocchi
6.53%
#4quinoa
2.46%
#5penne
2.25%
#6linguine
1.79%
#7rice
1.79%
#8tortellini
1.46%
#9fettuccine
1%
#10rigatoni
0.83%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1rigatoni
#2fettuccine
#3tortellini
22.00%
#4gnocchi
15.58%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1rice
42.21%
#2penne
28.92%
#3spaghetti
21.72%
#4pasta
14.34%
#5linguine
13.32%
#6quinoa
8.36%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1basil
34.81%
#2spinach
12.2%
#3greens
8.45%
#4kale
7.85%
#5zucchini
7.51%
#6arugula
5.12%
#7broccoli
4.86%
#8asparagus
4.69%
#9cauliflower
3.75%
#10mushrooms
2.9%
#11potatoes
2.82%
#12pumpkin
2.56%
#13squash
2.47%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1cauliflower
51.70%
#2pumpkin
19.83%
#3arugula
4.02%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1greens
27.76%
#2zucchini
24.32%
#3potatoes
21.57%
#4basil
18.34%
#5squash
18%
#6kale
10.16%
#7spinach
7.34%
#8mushrooms
3.86%
#9asparagus
3.69%
#10broccoli
0.63%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
50.53%
#2bacon
12.04%
#3steak
8.6%
#4prosciutto
6.22%
#5beef
5.56%
#6pork
4.63%
#7turkey
4.63%
#8lamb
4.63%
#9pepperoni
3.17%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1steak
#2pork
61.55%
#3beef
32.91%
#4pepperoni
30.02%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1chicken
21.35%
#2lamb
17.09%
#3bacon
8.93%
#4prosciutto
8.75%
#5turkey
3.12%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1mozzarella
35.89%
#2burrata
20.83%
#3parmesan
20.7%
#4ricotta
7.66%
#5feta
5.11%
#6goat cheese
5.11%
#7pecorino
2.96%
#8burrata cheese
1.75%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1burrata cheese
#2feta
8.35%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1parmesan
32.58%
#2ricotta
29.92%
#3mozzarella
13.32%
#4burrata
5.22%
#5goat cheese
4.93%
#6pecorino
0.31%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1salad
57.36%
#2ravioli
11.57%
#3risotto
10.25%
#4eggs
8.43%
#5lasagna
7.93%
#6hamburger
4.46%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1salad
17.09%
#2ravioli
15.58%
#3hamburger
11.03%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1lasagna
29.44%
#2eggs
22.28%
#3risotto
18.22%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
46.02%
#2salmon
45.72%
#3tuna
8.26%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1tuna
0.37%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1fish
35.32%
#2salmon
13.32%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
50.67%
#2toast
23.49%
#3flatbreads
14.43%
#4sour dough
11.41%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1sour dough
84.20%
#2toast
24.74%
#3flatbreads
9.30%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
21.64%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1olive oil
33.57%
#2homestyle sauce
33.21%
#3hummus
15.88%
#4olives
9.75%
#5marinara
7.58%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1marinara
#2homestyle sauce
19.93%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1olives
27.25%
#2hummus
26.06%
#3olive oil
1.95%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
62.34%
#2chocolate
15.15%
#3cilantro
11.26%
#4pepper
11.26%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cilantro
#2garlic
18.37%
#3chocolate
7.32%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
35.41%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
84.32%
#2red wine
10.81%
#3vodka
4.86%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1vodka
#2red wine
5.95%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
7.44%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
6.09%
nuts and seeds Trends Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with pesto, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pine nuts
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pine nuts
5.19%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose pesto compared to all other dishes
fitness
21.95%
clean eating
4.39%
weight loss
2.90%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with pesto over time
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1801.252.53.7556.257.58.751011.2512.513.751516.2517.5
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular pesto dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve pesto

9.04%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature pesto

italian restaurant

28%
pesto Pricing Analysis Average price of pesto across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$14.56$11.6$15.46$15.72$17.4AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular pesto Dishes The most notable variations of pesto served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Pesto Dal Moro's Fresh Pasta To Go - TorontoTorontoOntario
#2 Arugula Pesto Parmesan Pizza Stella Barra - HollywoodLos AngelesCalifornia
#3 Pistachio Pesto Pizza Pizza BarboneHyannisMassachusetts
#4 Liberated Raw Pesto Kelp Noodles Café GratitudeSan DiegoCalifornia
#5 Italian Pesto Bowl Pure KtchnNew YorkNew York
#6 Chicken Pesto Corner Bakery CafePhiladelphiaPennsylvania
#7 Pesto Goat Cheese Burger Brooks BurgersNaplesFlorida
#8 Gnocchi Al Pesto Con Vongole Pasta GnoccoNew YorkNew York
#9 Fettuccini Salmon Pesto Pasta NOA CafeMiamiFlorida
#10 Spinach Kale Pesto Pizza Brunch Macchina NYCNew YorkNew York
Menu Items How many total instances of pesto found in restaurants across the country
25,668
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of pesto variations on a restaurant's menu
1.86

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online pesto recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for pesto
11,857
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use pesto as an ingredient
5,458
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of pesto recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
#1

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash for Two from Project Meal Plan

#2

Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes from Stacey Homemaker

#3

Easy Cheesy Vegan Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese from Peas And Crayons

#4

Simple Vegan Pesto from Good and Simple

#5

Roasted Red Peppers with Pesto and Goat Cheese from Aggie's Kitchen

#6

Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Chickpeas & Broccoli Pesto from Jar Of Lemons

#7

Kale Detox Salad w/ Pesto from Well and Full

#8

Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Spaghetti from Ahead of Thyme

#9

Baked pesto parmesan chicken from Kiddielicious Kitchen

#10

Creamy Whole30 Avocado Pesto Noodles from Paleo Gluten Free Eats

#11

Kale Detox Salad w/ Pesto from Well and Full