Last updated on January 27th, 2020 at 12:24 pm
This Everything Bagel Seasoning is perfect for you if you love a good bagel covered in poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic, and salt! Quit buying it at the store and make it at home with 5 simple ingredients and in less than a New York minute!
Why are bagels called “everything?”
My favorite bagel flavor is the “Everything” bagel. If you have never heard of an everything bagel, stop right now and go get one, then come back and keep reading.
It is also well-known that I love salt. I am a salt fiend! My husband thinks I need a salt lick tied around my neck because I like it so much. He grew up not eating a lot of salt so I can see why he thinks I need professional help.
Want to know the best way to cure a salt craving? An everything bagel. A bagel with this seasoning always has the most salt (aside from the salt bagel, yes there is one) and is WAYYYYY better than those sweet flavored ones that might as well be called “mature doughnuts.”
Sesame bagels are my second favorite due to my friend Scott who got me hooked on them while I lived in Orlando. A bagel shop down from my office sold the best ones, so when I needed to suck up for a favor, I would bring some home. It works every time. Just like my apple pie.
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What is in Everything but the Bagel Seasoning?
I love a flavorful spice mix and this one certainly fits the bill. It’s amazing how much flavor you can get from just a few simple ingredients. I bet you already have them in your pantry.
- minced onion
- minced garlic
- kosher salt
- poppy seeds
- sesame seeds
The minced garlic and minced onion are sometimes called “dried” or “dehydrated”. Just be sure to the ones that are actual pieces and not the powder version. The texture of the mix is just as important as the flavors!
With regards to sesame seeds, you can buy them already toasted but they can be expensive. I buy mine in bulk and store them in the freezer until I am ready to use them and then just do a quick “dry toasting” in a pan before I add them
A tip for getting sesame seeds cheaper, is to hit up the bakery section of your grocery store. I know a few people that work at Publix and the bakery will bag me up a few scoops for way less than the cost of a tiny spice jar. Some grocery stores will sell spices, flours, and nut in bulk. Check out these sections too!
You might not be able to find black sesame seeds at your local grocer but I have found them at Indian and Asian markets or of course online. Black sesame seeds are not required, I just like the color contrast!
What is in Trader Joe’s Everything Seasoning?
I’m sure you have heard of Trader Joe’s and their beloved Everything Bagel Seasoning before and I keep seeing fights break out over the last bottle of it when I am at the store. Seriously?
Why go to all that trouble when you can just make your own and for a lot less money? What is in Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning that has everyone going crazy? Once their brand became famous the craziness started catching on. You can now buy bagel seasoning blend at Walmart, Publix, Kroger, and even Amazon.
This Bagel Seasoning recipe has all the same ingredients yet mine doesn’t “fluctuate” as it mentions on their label. Even if there is a zombie apocalypse, my recipe will not vary. I need that kind of stability in my life, don’t you?
What do you do with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning?
Try this Bagel Seasoning not only on bagels but these too!
- everything bagel dip
- avocado toast
- scrambled eggs
- boiled eggs
- celery stalks with cream cheese
- cucumber slices with cream cheese
- tomato slices
- a BLT (my new fave way to eat it!)
- chicken, steak, pork, shrimp, and vegetables too
- maybe add a little savory flavor to ice cream?!?
Is everything bagel healthy?
Not only is it healthy, but is it also gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free but also Keto, Paleo, and Whole 30 Compliant!
Not a salt free recipe by any means but by making your own spice blend you can control your level of salt. So feel free to back off the sodium quantities if you prefer.
I also add a little black pepper in mine but it is not a requirement. I just really like pepper too.
How long does Everything Seasoning last?
If you store it in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place it will last for 4 months. But I usually use all of mine before then!
try these other “everything” dishes!
other great homemade spice mixes
- All Purpose BBQ Chicken Rub
- Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
- Copycat Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
- Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Not as Spicy Shawarma Spice
- All Purpose Mexican Adobo Seasoning
- Homemade Poultry Seasoning
- The Best Cajun Seasoning
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Easy Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe
- 1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons black and white sesame seeds (toasted)
- 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
- Mix everything together and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1058mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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