Trying to decide what to write about following up our last really tough post has felt like a lot of pressure, but after getting three messages out of the blue about none other than the Trader Joes “Everything But The Bagel Seasoning”, voila! There was my answer. I thought I’d share my favorite recipes for using this seasoning. Nothing like a good ‘ol lighthearted food post, am I right?!
So why is it oh so good? I mean I did bring 3 jars from the US to London with me… Well, if you love everything bagels, you will love this seasoning. It’s literally the blend that goes on top of the bagels – sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, black sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. It’s 5 calories for 1/4 tsp. and 0 carbs.
I’m going to use the word recipe lightly because usually when I use the seasoning it’s really last minute as a yummy topper, but here are my favorite ways…
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I eat this almost every single day for lunch. I take gem lettuce and layer in a piece of grilled chicken (I am lazy and buy the pre-grilled slices), crumble feta or goat cheese on top, and then add tomato or avocado (whichever is going bad quicker) on the very top. Then comes the “Everything But The Bagel Seasoning”. It’s so good y’all! You can see it pictured above.
I use a slice of wheat toast, smash up 1/2 – 1 avocado depending on size and ripeness and then do a fried egg on top. Finally, sprinkle on the seasoning!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
I made these one night and Ryan was going on about how good they were, he was so surprised it was because of the seasoning! I take Brussels sprouts with olive oil and the seasoning, mix them around and roast on 350 for 20 or more minutes depending on the size. You can also cut them in half. Make sure to cut the ends off before you bake.
Scrambled Eggs (+Smoked Salmon)
I love to top my eggs with the seasoning too! I scramble up an egg in a glass, add a splash of milk, and then lightly cook so they’re still kind of runny – like they serve them in France! Then I sprinkle the seasoning on top. If I have smoked salmon, I love adding in slivers of that too!
I just did this the other day when my kale was about to go bad. They took a really long time to cook (I’m talking like an hour to get them crispy). I just drizzle olive oil over top and then add the seasoning and cook so the seasoning bakes into the chips. You can also do this with Brussels sprout leaves.
Tomato, avocado, feta salad
I’ve been making this a lot lately for a snack or instead of the lettuce wraps for lunch or evening a little bit for fajitas. I chop up a tomato, an avocado, and crumble in feta, then add in the seasoning. It’s so refreshing and good!
This one is a no-brainer because lox everything bagels are the bomb. Take a piece of salmon, add a layer of mayo on top and sprinkle on the seasoning and bake as directed for the size/weight of your salmon!
How else have you guys used the seasoning? Tag me in your Instagram Stories and comment below, I’d love to try out new “recipes”!
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