a few saturdays ago my dad came over in the morning to deliver amesy and frank some fresh made bagels from the farmers’ market. amesy loves bagels, i’m pretty sure they’re in a completely different food category in his mind. he prefers to eat his bagels (or any of his snacks) on the corner of our counter. he munches away until he’s finished and says some version of “down”, when he’s done. most times he’s content with the one mini bagel i allow him, and other times there’s quite the ordeal.
but, back to my dad’s bagel delivery! i was making brunch for frank and me the next day. he was having an everything bagel with his eggs, i was having half an avocado with mine. when i reached down into the bag for his bagel there were a few handfuls of extra everything bagel seasoning that i promptly showered my avocado with. i posted a simple photo of it on instagram and instagram stories and got quite a lot of feedback, mostly about how everything bagel seasoning is amazing (most people use trader joe’s “everything but the bagel” blend), and how much they love it too. but i also heard from people who don’t have a trader joe’s nearby, or international followers who don’t even have access to purchase it online. so i thought i would create my own version to live here for anyone needing or wanting this recipe to fall back on.
and to be honest, i actually prefer this homemade version better. i created my own ratio of blends, and used flaky sea salt instead of a finer grain salt. and because i generally use it as a seasoning, i added a note on toasting the seeds beforehand, giving it that toasted-like-a-bagel vibe. i hope this little pantry staple finds a place in your home.
happy sprinkling, loves!
diy everything bagel seasoning
i love using this seasoning on sliced ripe avocados. it’s also a great seasoning for eggs, and i even used it to top savory scones which i highly recommend.
| make roughly 1/3 cup |
2 tablespoons dried garlic
2 tablespoons dried onion
1 1/2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons flaky sea salt (like maldon)
method 1 - non-toasted seeds
place all the ingredients into a sealed jar and shake until it’s all mixed together! store at room temp for up to 1 month.
method 2 - toasted seeds
2. heat a cast iron skillet over medium-low. once hot, add the sesame seeds, shaking the pan, until toasted and golden. remove from heat and let cool completely. add the sesame seeds, along with the other ingredients to a sealed jar and shake until it’s mixed together. store at room temp for up to 1 month.