salad Trends

Highlights

Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with salad
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve salad

72.13%

110,260 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online salad recipes

4.92%

70,383 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Overview

salad Growth Over Time How salad has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.511.522.533.54
Year Over Year SALAD growth or decline vs one year ago
0.22%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of salad per consumer
3.46
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that salad represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of salad 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 salad

72.13%

110,260 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online salad recipes

4.92%

70,383 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

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

meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
43.23%
#2steak
16.24%
#3beef
10.98%
#4bacon
9.82%
#5pork
5.88%
#6turkey
3.56%
#7lamb
2.94%
#8ham
2.01%
#9brisket
1.39%
#10ribeye
1.24%
#11chicken breasts
1.01%
#12pulled pork
0.85%
#13ribeye steak
0.31%
#14skirt steak
0.23%
#15kielbasa
0.15%
#16ground beef
0.15%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1kielbasa
#2skirt steak
#3ribeye steak
#4ground beef
86.97%
#5chicken breasts
76.19%
#6lamb
19.75%
#7steak
0.14%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1brisket
47.95%
#2pulled pork
38.46%
#3beef
27.21%
#4pork
25.71%
#5ham
24.1%
#6chicken
13.86%
#7bacon
11.97%
#8turkey
4.57%
#9ribeye
1.36%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1greens
23.27%
#2kale
15.24%
#3spinach
11.5%
#4lettuce
10.13%
#5potatoes
5.84%
#6arugula
5.75%
#7corn
5.47%
#8basil
4.65%
#9broccoli
4.11%
#10carrots
3.65%
#11onion
3.19%
#12seaweed
2.01%
#13green beans
1.37%
#14chilli
1.09%
#15rucola
0.82%
#16romaine lettuce
0.73%
#17leafy greens
0.46%
#18lettuce wraps
0.36%
#19bok choy
0.27%
#20pie pumpkin
0.09%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1leafy greens
#2pie pumpkin
#3bok choy
#4romaine lettuce
#5lettuce wraps
#6arugula
14.62%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1chilli
37.51%
#2green beans
33.8%
#3rucola
33.22%
#4onion
32.28%
#5seaweed
28.36%
#6potatoes
28.1%
#7carrots
23.27%
#8corn
17.63%
#9greens
17.28%
#10kale
15.99%
#11lettuce
3.91%
#12spinach
3.48%
#13basil
1.76%
#14broccoli
0.62%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
52.54%
#2feta
12.06%
#3mozzarella
9.68%
#4goat cheese
7.62%
#5burrata
5.71%
#6parmesan
4.92%
#7blue cheese
3.65%
#8yogurt
3.02%
#9burrata cheese
0.48%
#10pecorino
0.32%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1burrata cheese
#2yogurt
#3pecorino
77.05%
#4burrata
18.98%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1goat cheese
23.03%
#2cheese
20.48%
#3parmesan
9.74%
#4feta
8.05%
#5mozzarella
4.65%
#6blue cheese
4.48%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1salmon
45.22%
#2fish
33.55%
#3tuna
20.75%
#4mahi mahi
0.49%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1mahi mahi
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1fish
21.93%
#2tuna
19.18%
#3salmon
7.62%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
40.21%
#2rice
28.08%
#3quinoa
22.88%
#4spaghetti
5.03%
#5couscous
3.81%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1pasta
33.12%
#2spaghetti
26.78%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1quinoa
26.59%
#2couscous
26.24%
#3rice
13.13%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1eggs
18.24%
#2tofu
12.75%
#3falafel
10.78%
#4curry
9.22%
#5hamburger
7.84%
#6guacamole
7.65%
#7tacos
7.25%
#8french fries
7.25%
#9ice cream
6.08%
#10chicken wings
3.14%
#11kimchi
2.94%
#12onion rings
1.76%
#13stir fry
1.57%
#14tempeh
1.57%
#15fish tacos
0.78%
#16tomato soup
0.78%
#17tostadas
0.39%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1onion rings
#2chicken wings
#3fish tacos
79.97%
#4tostadas
65.25%
#5tacos
18.90%
#6guacamole
11.51%
#7falafel
3.09%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1tempeh
43.34%
#2kimchi
38.71%
#3tomato soup
33.04%
#4stir fry
31.54%
#5curry
20.82%
#6eggs
17.92%
#7tofu
12.69%
#8ice cream
10.39%
#9hamburger
4.67%
#10french fries
4.39%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1hummus
19.9%
#2homestyle sauce
16.12%
#3olive oil
14.86%
#4pesto
8.56%
#5salsa
6.55%
#6olives
5.29%
#7vinaigrette
5.04%
#8honey
5.04%
#9tahini
4.79%
#10mustard
3.27%
#11balsamic vinegar
2.77%
#12oil
2.77%
#13nutella
1.51%
#14harissa
1.26%
#15pickles
1.01%
#16marinara
0.76%
#17chili
0.5%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1nutella
#2balsamic vinegar
#3marinara
#4pesto
25.72%
#5vinaigrette
9.41%
#6olives
7.82%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1salsa
42.19%
#2oil
41.85%
#3harissa
40.98%
#4chili
31.87%
#5pickles
28.33%
#6mustard
25.94%
#7tahini
25.64%
#8honey
11.47%
#9homestyle sauce
9.13%
#10olive oil
7.17%
#11hummus
2.74%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
33.93%
#2toast
12.31%
#3cake
11.11%
#4pita
8.41%
#5quiche
4.2%
#6breadsticks
3.3%
#7pie
3.3%
#8garlic bread
3.3%
#9pastry
3.3%
#10cheesecake
3.3%
#11bagels
2.7%
#12cookies
2.4%
#13cornbread
1.8%
#14rolls
1.8%
#15crust
1.2%
#16tart
1.2%
#17crackers
0.9%
#18tortillas
0.9%
#19pretzels
0.6%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1breadsticks
#2crust
#3pretzels
#4bagels
#5crackers
88.18%
#6pie
29.28%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cookies
64.55%
#2tortillas
36.83%
#3rolls
34.63%
#4tart
30.19%
#5cornbread
29.18%
#6cheesecake
25.91%
#7pastry
25.1%
#8garlic bread
17.67%
#9cake
16.29%
#10bread
15.83%
#11toast
12.64%
#12quiche
11.37%
#13pita
6.51%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
39.22%
#2smoothie
19.79%
#3juice
16.61%
#4tea
15.19%
#5water
7.42%
#6coca cola
1.77%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coca cola
#2smoothie
88.25%
#3coffee
41.59%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1tea
52.11%
#2water
32.01%
#3juice
21.17%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
18.73%
#2chocolate
16.72%
#3pepper
11.37%
#4cilantro
9.03%
#5ginger
7.36%
#6mint
7.02%
#7parsley
5.35%
#8fennel
5.35%
#9chipotle
5.02%
#10sesame
5.02%
#11paprika
2.68%
#12coriander
2.34%
#13cumin
1.67%
#14vanilla
1.34%
#15sumac
1%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cumin
#2sumac
#3vanilla
62.25%
#4chipotle
61.30%
#5chocolate
29.35%
#6parsley
16.23%
#7garlic
2.31%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1coriander
50.25%
#2paprika
34.9%
#3ginger
34.84%
#4mint
30.75%
#5pepper
27.5%
#6sesame
22.54%
#7fennel
8.39%
#8cilantro
5.96%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
8.38%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1watermelon
26.15%
#2strawberries
20.77%
#3pomegranate
18.46%
#4lime
17.69%
#5pineapple
16.92%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1strawberries
35.80%
#2pineapple
11.43%
#3watermelon
10.37%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1lime
25.01%
#2pomegranate
18.08%
nuts and seeds Trends Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with salad, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pistachios
Fastest Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pistachios
80.94%

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 salad compared to all other dishes
fitness
33.63%
weight loss
7.62%
clean eating
6.09%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with salad over time
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1801.252.53.7556.257.58.751011.2512.513.7515
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free

Restaurant Analysis

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

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve salad

72.13%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature salad

american restaurant

17%
salad Pricing Analysis Average price of salad across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$9.99$8.97$10.37$11.2$9.62AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular salad Dishes The most notable variations of salad served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Chicken Philly Salad Port City Cheesesteak Company DowntownWilmingtonNorth Carolina
#2 Asian Chicken Salad Rustic Bakery Larkspur LandingLarkspurCalifornia
#3 Grilled Salmon Salad 520 wingsSavannahGeorgia
#4 Wedge Salad Phoebe's DinerAustinTexas
#5 Ulu Mac Salad Tin Roof MauiKahuluiHawaii
#6 Greek Salad NYC gyroMontgomeryAlabama
#7 Caesar Salad Main Street MarketsRocklandMaine
#8 Grilled Chicken Salad Chili's Grill & BarWaipahuHawaii
#9 Tutto Pazzo Chopped Salad Tutto Pazzo RestaurantHuntingtonNew York
#10 Mini Kale Salad SEAMORE'SNew YorkNew York
Menu Items How many total instances of salad found in restaurants across the country
792,666
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of salad variations on a restaurant's menu
7.19

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online salad recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for salad
70,383
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use salad as an ingredient
5,508
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of salad recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
#1

One-Pot Sweet & Spiced Quinoa Lentil Salad from Eating by Elaine

#2

Avocado Chicken Salad from gimmedelicious.com

#3

Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad from A Spicy Perspective

#4

Asian Quinoa Slaw Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette from The Kitchen Girl

#5

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad from With Peanut Butter on Top

#6

Chicken, Cranberry, Pecan Salad Wraps from yummiestfood.com

#7

Greek Salad Pinwheels from Yellow Bliss Road

#8

Tangy Cucumber Salad from Kitchn

#9

Basil Chive Cucumber & Corn Salad from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

#10

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad from With Peanut Butter on Top