Pinterest Has Spoken—These Are the Newest Food Trends of 2017
If you're anything like us, then you enjoy finding new recipes to add to your repertoire. Sure, we love turning to our tried-and-true dishes, but sometimes you want to mix it up. To get the lowdown on the latest fall food trends that aren't pumpkin spice), we went straight to the source—Pinterest. And honestly, we can't wait to try these recipes for ourselves.
We asked Lara Levin, Pinterest's consumer communications manager, to help us get out of our recipe rut—and she did not disappoint. Surprisingly, the latest trends aren't centered around your typical comfort foods, as you might expect. "In general, we've been seeing a trend the past few years toward more vegetarianism and veganism, and overall people choosing to make healthier swaps in their cooking," reports Levin.
Ahead scroll through some of the newest food trends of 2017. You're going to want to bookmark these recipes to try them for yourself.
The Trend Report: We're happy to report the grain bowl trend, which started gaining popularity earlier this year, is still going strong. Searches for Buddha bowls—colorful dishes comprised of healthy grains, vegetables, and protein—are up over 200%, according to Pinterest. Because these bowls lend themselves well to using up leftovers and meal-prepping, it should come as no surprise that the trend has serious staying power.
The Recipe to Try: Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
The Trend Report: Move aside, toast. Naan is the newest vessel avocado lovers are using to get their daily dose of green. Levin reports that searches for naan are up over 40% on Pinterest. In addition to smearing avocado on naan, you can use this versatile flatbread as a pizza dough substitute and even as the base for a salad (as pictured above).
The Recipe to Try: Chicken Shawarma Naan Salad With Sweet Potato Fries
Mediterranean Diet Recipes
The Trend Report: Vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, herbs, and spices are major components of the Mediterranean diet, which is seeing a surge of popularity on Pinterest right now with searches up over 140%, according to Levin. This increased interest in Mediterranean-inspired recipes is in line with the overall trend toward healthy eating among Pinterest users, reports Levin. As fans of kalamata olives, red peppers, and fresh herbs, we're not complaining.
The Recipe to Try: Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Pizza