pesto Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular pesto dishes in restaurants
#1CHICKEN PESTO SANDWICH
Noa Cafe (Miami, Florida)
#2PESTO
Dal Moro's Fresh Pasta To Go - Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
#3PESTO VEGAN PIZZA
Gourmet Pizza Company (Tampa, Florida)
#4GNOCCHI AL PESTO CON VONGOLE PASTA
Gnocco (Nyc, New York)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with pesto
#1cilantro
#2marinara
#3beef
80.16%
#4asparagus
59.70%
#5feta
40.06%
#6marina sauce
27.26%
#7chocolate
23.41%
#8toast
18.39%
#9arugula
16.02%
#10hamburger
15.64%
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve pesto

8.98%

13,719 of 152,763 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online pesto recipes

0.8%

12,700 of 1,593,361 Recipes

Overview

pesto Growth Over Time How pesto has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '1800.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.40.450.50.55
Year Over Year PESTO growth or decline vs one year ago
-0.42%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of pesto per consumer
1.73
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

8.98%

13,719 of 152,763 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online pesto recipes

0.8%

12,700 of 1,593,361 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
74.09%
#2spaghetti
8.22%
#3gnocchi
6.77%
#4quinoa
2.43%
#5penne
2.22%
#6linguine
1.83%
#7rice
1.75%
#8tortellini
1.49%
#9rigatoni
0.81%
#10noodles
0.38%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1rigatoni
#2tortellini
88.54%
#3gnocchi
15.22%
#4penne
7.17%
#5quinoa
0.89%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1linguine
40.74%
#2rice
37.42%
#3noodles
19.59%
#4pasta
15.34%
#5spaghetti
12.01%
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
31.88%
#2green gram
14.15%
#3spinach
11.53%
#4greens
7.87%
#5kale
7.39%
#6zucchini
6.92%
#7arugula
4.93%
#8broccoli
4.69%
#9asparagus
4.37%
#10cauliflower
3.5%
#11potatoes
2.54%
#12sweet potatoes
0.24%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1asparagus
59.70%
#2cauliflower
36.69%
#3arugula
16.02%
#4broccoli
8.41%
#5potatoes
5.04%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1green gram
36.96%
#2zucchini
34.51%
#3greens
24.58%
#4spinach
23.54%
#5sweet potatoes
19.72%
#6basil
15.27%
#7kale
8.77%
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
37.57%
#2burrata
21.86%
#3parmesan
21.29%
#4ricotta
8.14%
#5goat cheese
5.71%
#6feta
5.43%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1feta
40.06%
#2goat cheese
13.12%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1ricotta
28.43%
#2parmesan
19.2%
#3mozzarella
16.84%
#4burrata
14.15%
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
53.95%
#2bacon
13.34%
#3steak
9.61%
#4prosciutto
6.89%
#5beef
6.17%
#6turkey
5.16%
#7pork
4.88%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1pork
#2beef
80.16%
#3prosciutto
9.80%
#4turkey
7.17%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1chicken
20.25%
#2steak
12.98%
#3bacon
4.18%
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
57.26%
#2ravioli
11.35%
#3risotto
10.02%
#4eggs
8.68%
#5lasagna
8.01%
#6hamburger
4.67%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1hamburger
15.64%
#2salad
2.57%
#3ravioli
0.07%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1eggs
12.82%
#2lasagna
10.02%
#3risotto
7.24%
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
#1salmon
50.33%
#2fish
49.67%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1fish
31.64%
#2salmon
23.93%
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
#1marina sauce
33.82%
#2olive oil
33.82%
#3hummus
15.27%
#4olives
9.45%
#5marinara
7.64%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1marinara
#2marina sauce
27.26%
#3olive oil
10.99%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1olives
31.07%
#2hummus
5.12%
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
62.23%
#2chocolate
15.45%
#3cilantro
11.16%
#4pepper
11.16%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cilantro
#2chocolate
23.41%
#3garlic
3.07%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
36.91%
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
67.73%
#2toast
32.27%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1toast
18.39%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
10.6%
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
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
1.42%
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 Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
13.12%
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 Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pine nuts
5.58%

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
21.22%
clean eating
4.22%
weight loss
2.93%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with pesto over time
Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '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

8.98%

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$11.29$15.48$15.79$17.36AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular pesto Dishes The most notable variations of pesto served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Chicken Pesto Sandwich NOA CafeMiamiFlorida
#2 Pesto Dal Moro's Fresh Pasta To Go - TorontoTorontoOntario
#3 Pesto Vegan Pizza Gourmet Pizza CompanyTampaFlorida
#4 Gnocchi Al Pesto Con Vongole Pasta GnoccoNycNew York
#5 Vegetable Pesto Tofu Scramble Souley VeganOaklandCalifornia
#6 Spinach Kale Pesto Pizza Brunch Macchina NYCNycNew York
#7 Serrano Ham Fresh Mozzarella Pesto 100 Montaditos London Square KendallMiamiFlorida
#8 Pesto Chicken Sandwich Buca di BeppoFranklinTennessee
#9 Chicken Pesto Panini Kerbey Lane CafeAustinTexas
#10 Pesto Chipotle Quesadilla Steamed Organic Vegetarian CuisineLong BeachCalifornia
Menu Items How many total instances of pesto found in restaurants across the country
25,240
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of pesto variations on a restaurant's menu
1.84

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online pesto recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for pesto
12,700
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use pesto as an ingredient
6,024
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of pesto recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1

Baked pesto parmesan chicken from Kiddielicious Kitchen

2

Creamy Whole30 Avocado Pesto Noodles from Paleo Gluten Free Eats

3

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

4

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash for Two from Project Meal Plan

5

Ruck zuck fertig: Pesto Potatoe Bowl from Tell About It

6

Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from Peas And Crayons

7

Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes from Stacey Homemaker

8

Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Spaghetti from Ahead of Thyme

9

Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese and Pesto from Domesticate ME!

10

Easy Cheesy Vegan Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese from Peas And Crayons