Do you ever find yourself repeating the same old recipes over and over again? While it can be easy to get stuck in a cooking rut—one that involves spaghetti bolognese and an endless supply of bland chicken breast—looking for fresh, new recipes can be overwhelming to the point of giving up. Unless you recently got your hands on a hot new cookbook, chances are you're probably turning to Pinterest for dinner ideas. With nearly 4 billion food and drink ideas saved in 2015 alone, there is no shortfall of recipes—but finding the right one is akin to finding a needle in a haystack.
Switching up your diet and trying new ingredients can help your body in more ways than one, not to mention it's seriously delicious. So in the name of dinner diversity, we enlisted the help of Pinterest to dig out the hottest new food trends on the market. With the help of the Pinsights team, we broke down the biggest new food trends so you can infuse new flavors into your everyday cooking. Are you looking for the perfect dip for your dinner party? Do you want to kick your dessert up a notch? Are you tired of plain old pizza? Spice up your life with these trending recipes.
Creative Herb Uses
Pinners are using traditional herbs in new and surprising ways. Basil, in particular, has risen 18% and is used in unexpected dishes such as hummus and ice cream, and it's even consumed as candied basil.
Secret Weapon Spices
Pinners are also embracing more exotic and healing spices with Eastern flavors. Indian, Moroccan, and Persian influences are all being put on the map. Specifically, turmeric and saffron have exploded on Pinterest.
Pinners are using cashew milk as a more versatile vegan alternative in their cooking, while chickpea flour reigns as a go-to gluten-free swap for flour.
Coconut is not just trending in hip new Thai restaurants. Pinners are also infusing more tropical flavors into their dishes and cocktails.
New Spin on Sweets
Pinners are getting daring with desserts and turning to coffee liqueur and tapioca for an innovative twist on the favorite meal of the day.