Everything bagel seasoning is the most controversial seasoning by far. I’ve been following this online thread and a few people are saying that they hate it. But if you’re a fan, you know what to do: share your favorite way to use it!
I love it on avocado toast, on eggs and in some recipes like these Everything Bagel Waffles. You can store in the freezer for 6 months or in the fridge for about a month.
And if you’re making your own homemade version, you might be interested in this post about that, as well as this one with a recipe from Trader Joe’s. And I’m curious: have you tried everything bagel seasoning? Share your favorite ways to use it below!
The name of the new product, “Everything,” comes from the way it is meant to be used: sprinkle it on pretty much everything. It has been described as a “seasoning blend” but that is not accurate. It is not meant to be cooked with or added to food; rather it is intended to be sprinkled on food.
It contains sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion and salt.
The seasoning became popular after topping New York bagels and has spawned many recipes including bagel pizzas and bagel bombs.
The name of the seasoning has been criticized for being misleading as only a small percentage of the seeds are actually used in the seasoning. In addition, most of the foods for which it is recommended do not contain the seeds at all.
In 2015, Food Network’s Alton Brown tested several recipes using various brands of “everything” bagel seasoning, including one featuring braised pork chops that was inspired by a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine that had originally called for a similar “everything” spice blend called Bagel Magic (which contains salt, sesame seeds, dill seeds and red pepper flakes) from King Arthur Flour. Brown said he felt that while it was good on an actual bag
Everything bagel seasoning is now a thing. It is a blend of salt, sesame seeds, and garlic powder — the same basic idea as you find on an everything bagel, except that it’s not mixed with anything else. You sprinkle it on your food before or after cooking, or if you are feeling really bold you can combine it with melted butter and use it as a dip.
While I’m not a fan of flavored waffles, the concept of everything bagel waffles is genius. The basic idea is that you take a standard waffle batter and add in shredded carrots, dried minced onions and sesame seeds. When you flip your waffles and cook them on the other side, they get an everything bagel flavor.
Tucked into the comments section of this article were some tips for seasoning your everything bagels, such as adding poppy seeds and garlic powder to it. Having an everything bagel seasoning of your own is a great way to ensure that you are getting plenty of flavor in every bite of these delicious breakfast treats. You can also use it on your morning toast or bagels if you’d like.
“I want to put everything in everything,” says the woman who invented everything bagel seasoning. She is not speaking metaphorically.
“I started with onion and garlic because they’re so strong,” explains Lorraine Gartland, who came up with the concoction while experimenting in her kitchen a few years ago. “Then I realized that I like those flavors, so I wanted to add more.”
Everything bagel seasoning is exactly what it sounds like: a blend of onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, salt, and black pepper. It also contains dehydrated parsley flakes, which are essential to its signature taste according to Gartland. She adds that it can be used as both a dry rub for meats and as a condiment. But why would you want to?
Gartland’s website describes her seasoning as “the flavor that’s taking over the world.” And judging by the number of artisanal eateries and upscale supermarkets now carrying it (or their own house-brand version), many in the food world agree. Even New York Times food writer Pete Wells has sung its praises; he famously described its wearer as “the person you see at parties hovering near the crudités with an open bottle of champagne and two glasses
My husband loves the everything bagel seasoning Trader Joe’s sells. I’ve tried it, and it tastes like a combination of every spice you can think of, not necessarily in good ways. So I made my own version at home.
I started with this recipe, but altered it a bit to suit my tastes. Here’s what I did:
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix all the ingredients together, and then sprinkle on foods as desired. Enjoy!
“Everything bagel” is a thing you can now buy. It’s not just one bagel flavor. It’s a bagel flavor that comes in many varieties. There are everything bagels, everything bagel chips, an everything bagel pizza, and as far as I know an everything bagel ice cream float.
Tasting an everything bagel is like tasting the platonic ideal of a bagel: it has toasty-bready tastes, with a little sweetness and sourness, too. The topping is not just salt and pepper but also garlic and onion and sesame seeds.
This has all happened within the last year or so. And yet, though I like a good everything bagel and I am very interested in food trends (I even have my own food blog), I had never tried an everything bagel, or tasted any of the other things claimed to be “everything” flavored until very recently. Why not?
Partly because it seemed difficult to obtain one: they are not sold in grocery stores or at Trader Joe’s, the two places where I often buy my breads. And partly because it sounded strange: how could something taste like both garlic and sesame seeds?
But mostly I was afraid of what everyone else would