When we were first offered an “Everything” bagel, we were skeptical.
Having experienced the strange mix of flavors when your pungent Asiago cheese bagel rides home from the bakery next to your sticky-sweet blueberry bagel …. well, the idea of having “everything” on a bagel seemed suspect.
Boy, were we happily surprised to discover that an everything bagel is pretty much the best thing ever! That generous sprinkle of salt, onion, garlic, poppy seed, and white and black sesame seeds is exactly what the outside of your bagel needed: crunchy salt plus garlic, the slightly nutty seeds, toasty onion bits. Fantastic stuff.
So fantastic, in fact, that we took this magical combo of flavors and textures, and put it in a jar, so that we could eat it on things other than bagels.
We hesitate to admit it, but we might have even gotten a little obsessed with this seasoning blend, adding it to our favorite foods, from breakfast to snack time to supper. We literally like to sprinkle Everything Bagel Seasoning on everything.
(Okay, we don’t put it on dessert. Of course not dessert. What kind of monster puts garlic and onions on their dessert? No, no, no.)
Everything Bagel Seasoning ($4.95 for the 1/2 Cup jar) is our go-to blend of the moment, and we’re using it in a wide variety of ways: