Last updated on July 9th, 2019 at 10:57 am
Your favorite everything bagel topping of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic, and kosher salt is within your grasp. Make your own Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix at home with your own pantry spices!
Everything But The Bagel
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 everything seasoning always had 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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Just take me to the Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe Already!
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What makes up Everything Bagel Seasoning?
Now, this Everything Bagel Seasoning is not only good for bagels but for chicken, shrimp, popcorn, dips, or whatever you are craving today. Don’t be fooled by the other everything bagel mixes out there. There is a famous one out there that people are screaming over.
I’m sure you have heard of Trader Joe’s and the beloved Trader Joe’s 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?
My Everything Bagel Seasoning 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? Just as much as I need salt, sesame seeds – black and white, garlic, onion, and poppy seeds. I include a little black pepper in the recipe for some heat and I also toast my sesame seeds before adding them to the mix. I can’t comment as to whether they do, but I like the extra nuttiness that it brings to the table. Toasted or not, you make it your way 😍
What is on an Everything Bagel? And what is the deal with “shmear?”
If you are going simple with just the bagel and shmear, I applaud you. Simple is best. Not familiar with the term? The “shmear” is something that you slather or smear on your bagel, usually cream cheese but can also be peanut butter, butter, or Nutella.
My favorite flavored cream cheese, or “shmear,” is the one with the chives in it. Or green onion and garlic. You know, the ones that make your breath smell interesting. After eating an everything bagel and the amounts of garlic that is present on it, I am not sure that even the hubs would want to kiss me, but who cares because I am eating bagels with my favorite “shmear” and seasonings!
What are uses for this Everything Bagel Seasoning mix?
You can, of course, put it on your bagels. Or you can use it as a rub for your chicken, pork, or steak. I wouldn’t recommend using it on fish unless it is a very hearty fish as this mix can be quite strong. I use it mostly for my Everything Bagel Dip! I advise you to do the same. 😜
I did put dried garlic and dried onion flakes in mine, but you can opt out of these or get finer chopped versions. I just really like a lot of garlic and onions.
This Everything Bagel Seasoning is perfect for making my Everything Bagel Dip or for seasoning your steaks and chicken!
FAQ about Everything Bagel Seasoning:
- Q: Is Everything Bagel Seasoning Gluten-Free?
A: Yes it is! It is also, Paleo, Whole30, and Keto!
- Q: Can you buy Everything Bagel Seasoning?
A: You can buy it from a few different sources but making it homemade ensures freshness and you control the level of the individual spices!
- Q: What can I use Everything Bagel Seasoning on?
A: Everything! But seriously, there is a list below:)
- Q: How long does the Everything Bagel Seasoning last?
A: 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!
Other great recipes to try your Everything Bagel Seasoning on!
- Everything Bagel Dip
- Everything Bagel Goat Cheese Truffles
- Grilled Everything Chicken
- Everything Bagel Popcorn
- Everything Bagel Butter
- Everything Bagel Green Beans
- Everything Crusted Salmon
- Everything Bagel Cheese Bread
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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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g
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