Everything But The Bagel Seasoning

Treat Yo’ Self Tuesdays

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

I was attending a marketing lecture last week and one of my peers mentioned Trader Joe’s. Instantly, the chat feature on zoom went crazy -“I love Trader Joe’s,” “Class trip to Trader Joe’s?” “I cross the border just to stock up on everything but the bagel seasoning.” My two questions are, why doesn’t Canada have a Trader Joe’s yet? And who was the marketing genius that created everything but the bagel seasoning? With the Canada/United Sates boarder closed, cross-border shopping at Trader Joe’s has come to a holt and I know I’m not the only one missing my favourite seasoning. Delicious on salads, scrambled tofu, pasta, and most popular, avocado toast Everything but the Bagel seasoning has become a pantry staple and an internet recipe sensation. Since when were spices trendy? Sure, you can buy the seasoning for a marked-up price on Amazon, but you can also make it in less than five minutes for about five dollars in your own kitchen. 

First, I looked up a recipe before heading to my local bulk barn. You will need:

  • Poppy Seeds
  • Coarse or Flaked Sea Salt
  • White Sesame
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Dried Mined Garlic
  • Dried Onion Flakes

Following the recipes measurements, combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. (I couldn’t find black sesame seeds so I doubled up on white sesame seeds.)

Now it’s time to put the recipe to the test. Add some avocado to your favourite toast and a generous sprinkle of your homemade everything but the bagel seasoning and enjoy!

Absolutely delicious and tastes just like it came from the Trader Joe’s bottle. I often double the recipe and store it in a mason jar in my pantry. I would love to hear your feedback if you test out the recipe. Post in the comments below, or tag @taylor.in.toronto on Instagram. What is your favourite way to enjoy everything but the Bagel seasoning?

The only thing better than everything but the bagel seasoning is fresh from the oven everything bagels. Click here for the recipe.