Everything Bagel Seasoning (Easy + Versatile) - Robust Recipes (2024)

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Hi, my name is Emily, and I can’t get enough of this everything bagel seasoning!!!

If you’ve ever gone to a bagel shop and ordered an everything bagel, than you know just how delicious that seasoning is…aside from the bagel being good, of course.

The everything bagel seasoning is bursting with loads of flavor. It’s sesame-y, onion-y, garlicky, salty, crunchy…and so good.

Today, we aren’t talking about bagels…just the famous, everything but the bagel seasoning blend. Yes, it can go on a bagel , but it can also be used on so many more things than just bagels.

What is everything bagel seasoning?

It’s a seasoning blend containing a mix of the most popular flavors of bagel toppings. It’s salty, savory, garlicky, onion-y, and crunchy…and it’s the perfect way to add a ton of flavor to so many foods.

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What’s in everything bagel seasoning?

As always, the full ingredient list, including measurements, is listed in the recipe card below, but let’s discuss them here for a better understanding.

  • white sesame seeds – for that delicious sesame flavor.
  • black sesame seeds – for more sesame goodness that adds a beautiful striking color to the mix. It’s okay if you can’t find black sesame seeds, you can simply replace them with more white sesame seeds.
  • poppy seeds – for a nice crunch.
  • caraway seeds – not always included in everything bagel seasoning mixes, but I really love it. It makes the seasoning blend reminiscent of rye bread. However, if you’re not a fan, you can easily leave them out.
  • minced, dried garlic – for a garlicky flavor. So good.
  • minced, dried onion – for a hint of onion.
  • maldon sea salt – for seasoning. A mild, flaky sea salt is ideal in this recipe. Maldon salt (or other finishing sea salt) has large, flaky crystals so that you season your seasoning mixture just enough to add a subtle salty crunch to whatever you’re using the bagel seasoning on, but without overpowering it.

That’s all you need to make this super easy, but super delicious, seasoning mix.

Why make your own everything bagel seasoning?

You can customize the flavors however you like.

For me, that was adding in caraway seeds. I love the flavor of caraway seeds, but I have yet to see a store bought brand of everything bagel seasoning blend that contains caraway seeds.

Of course, make it your own. If you prefer more sesame seeds, add more. Or, if you prefer a more garlicky mix, add more dried garlic. You literally can’t go wrong with this one.

Besides, I always have these seeds and spices on hand anyways, so it’s easy to whip up my own custom, blend, whenever I need it.

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Is everything bagel seasoning healthy for you?


Like a lot of seasoning blends, it’s a low calorie way to add a lot of flavor to foods.

This particular seasoning mix has a little health bonus, due to all the seeds. Seeds are packed with fiber, healthy fats, protein, and vitamins and minerals. Even though we’re only using a small amount, I’ll take the added nutrition benefits where I can get them.

What do you use everything bagel seasoning for?

Why, bagels of course! Try this using this seasoning blend on my Greek yogurt bagels.

Actually, you can use this seasoning blend on so many more things than just bagels.

Here are some ideas:

  • sprinkle it on avocado toast
  • add it to hummus
  • sprinkle it onto popcorn,
  • or potatoes.
  • Bake it into other savory breads,
  • or crackers.
  • Bake it onto fish.
  • Sprinkle it onto eggs.

The possibilities are endless. You can add it to pretty much anything that’s savory, that you want to add some extra flavor and texture to.

Reasons you will love this everything bagel seasoning recipe:

  • It’s easy to make.
  • It keeps for a long time.
  • It’s packed with flavor, and crunch.
  • It’s easy to customize to your liking.
  • It’s naturally gluten free,
  • vegan,
  • and dairy free.
  • It’s versatile…
  • you can put it on so many things, besides just bagels.

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More homemade seasoning blends:

  • homemade fajita seasoning (bulk recipe)
  • smoky spice rub

More easy condiment/sauce recipes that are versatile:

  • quick pickled red onions
  • easy jalapeno sauce (for dipping, or drizzling)
  • healthy Greek yogurt dill dip
  • 8 ingredient homemade salsa
  • 3 healthy ranch dressing recipes with Greek yogurt

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Everything Bagel Seasoning

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  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 1/3 cup 1x
  • Category: condiments, seasoning mix, easy
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: vegan, dairy free, gluten free
  • Diet: Vegan
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Everything bagel seasoning is a mix of seeds, and spices, that is most known to go on bagels. This versatile seasoning blend can go on so much more than just bagels. Try it on popcorn, eggs, avocado toast, and more.



  • 4 teaspoons roasted white sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons roasted black sesame seeds (see notes)
  • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • optional: 4 teaspoons caraway seeds (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons minced, dried garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced, dried onion
  • 2 teaspoons maldon sea salt (see notes)


  1. Mix: Add all ingredients to a small jar, or bowl, shake or mix the spices together until well combined.
  2. To use: Use to season the outside of my Greek yogurt bagels, crackers, or other similar homemade, baked goods. You can also sprinkle it onto avocado toast, popcorn, baked potatoes, eggs, roasted vegetables, hummus, or whatever savory thing you want to add extra flavor to. You could also sprinkle it onto fish before cooking. The possibilities are endless.
  3. To store: Store the everything bagel seasoning in an air-tight jar, or container. Store at room temp for up to 6 months. The seasoning won’t go bad, but it can lose it’s flavor over time.


roasted sesame seeds: you can buy your sesame seeds already roasted, this is what I recommend getting. You don’t really want ones that are raw, they don’t taste very flavorful.

black sesame seeds: if you can’t find black sesame seeds, than replace them with more white sesame seeds.

caraway seeds: Caraway seeds aren’t seen in most everything bagel seasoning blends (store-bought, or homemade recipes), but I found that I really love the extra flavor it added to my bagels. It reminds me of eating rye bread. If you’re not a fan of caraway seeds, feel free to leave them out, or reduce the amount. Keep in mind that the caraway seeds are a little tough before they are toasted, so if you’re adding the caraway seeds to raw things (such as avocado toast), you might want to either omit the caraway seeds, or toast them for real quick before making your everything bagel seasoning blend.

How to toast the caraway seeds: Add the caraway seeds to a small, dry skillet and toast on medium heat, just until they begin to become fragrant (about 3 to 5 minutes) – stir frequently. Be careful not to burn them. Once toasted, remove them from the pan, and allow them to cool completely before adding them to your everything bagel seasoning mix.

maldon sea salt: I highly recommend using maldon sea salt (or another chunky, flaky finishing sea salt) in your seasoning blend. The salt crystals are very chunky, and not very salty. This gives the seasoning just enough saltiness without overpowering whatever you’re topping the seasoning with. Keep in mind, this is a finishing salt, so it will last you a long time. It’s what I use whenever I want to add a touch of salt to cookies, or other desserts.

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What is everything but the bagel seasoning good for? ›

Sprinkle It on These Kebabs

Instead of the citrus and sesame, try everything bagel seasoning. Of course you can sprinkle it on a simple roast chicken as well, or on short ribs, or steak. It'll add savory flavor to any simple grilled or roasted meat.

How to get everything bagel seasoning to stick? ›

When using it on store-bought bagels, first brush the top of the bagel with a very thin layer of water, then sprinkle with everything bagel spice. The water is essential for the spice mix to stick to the bagels.

What is the best topping for an everything bagel? ›

This popular topping is the expected standard for generations of bagel lovers. Finely sliced smoked salmon garnished with a razor thin slice of tomato and red onions with capers makes an everything bagel really have it all.

Does everything bagel seasoning go bad? ›

Store in a cool, dark place such as your pantry or spice drawer. Since we're dealing with seeds rather than just spices, this seasoning will last you 6-12 months. It won't go bad, necessarily, it will just become stale. Make sure the jar you're storing the seasoning in has completely dried if you've recently washed it.

Is everything bagel seasoning good on veggies? ›

Everything Seasoning is an amazingly versatile mixture of toasted sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt. It's great on roasted vegetables.

Is everything bagel healthy? ›

"Most bagels are made with refined white flour, which doesn't offer too many benefits nutritionally. Look for bagels that contain at least some whole grains like pumpernickel, whole wheat, oat or multigrain," says Philadelphia-based Melissa Altman-Traub, M.S., RDN.

Why is everything bagel seasoning so popular? ›

TasteCooking.com calls everything bagel seasoning “a default way for chefs to sprinkle a bit of New York City sensibility across their cuisine” and notes that “the craze was only fueled when Trader Joe's began selling shakers of Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend in February 2017.” Trader Joe's products ...

Is everything bagel seasoning good on ramen? ›

All in all, this is a quick and easy way to dress up your instant ramen, and it tastes better than what you'd get from the seasoning packet. Plus, I'm always looking for more excuses to use my everything bagel seasoning.

Can you get everything bagel seasoning without salt? ›

The medley of flavor you love from an Everything Bagel can translate into a world of possibilities without the salt! Add this salt free, flavorful seasoning to your bagel with cream cheese, avocado toast, salads, vegetables and more. Purchase on Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086M64VLH.

What are the black seeds on everything bagels? ›

Other everything bagel seasoning ingredients that you can include or substitute: Black Sesame Seeds - You can replace up to half of the regular white sesame seeds with black sesame seeds. Tri-Color Sesame Seeds - This is a mix of plain white sesame seeds, toasted white sesame seeds, and black sesame seeds.

How to get poppy seeds to stick to bagel? ›

In a small bowl, make an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tbsp (15ml) water. Brush bagels with egg wash, and spoon poppy seeds over each bagel.

What cream cheese is best on an everything bagel? ›

Everything Bagel With Scallion Cream Cheese

The fresh brightness of the crunchy scallions inside slightly tangy cream cheese pairs perfectly with the well-balanced salt, texture, and savory taste of a traditional everything bagel.

What to put on everything bagel without cream cheese? ›

Some delicious alternatives to cream cheese for your bagel include butter, peanut butter, almond butter, hummus, avocado spread, or even a flavored jam or jelly.

What is traditionally on an everything bagel? ›

The standard combination of toppings on an everything bagel is as follows: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, garlic, and salt. Some may add in black sesame and cracked pepper, too. The result is a supremely flavorful bite, a complex nutty flavor, and an exquisite extra crunch (and usually a ton of crumbs.)

Is everything bagel seasoning good on cottage cheese? ›

Here's a savory dip that's both creamy and flavor-packed: our Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Dip. The best part? It's so easy to make. Break out your food processor, some cottage cheese and everyone's favorite on-trend seasoning.

What can you do with everything bagels? ›

Meet the everything bagel casserole, a make-ahead breakfast that combines everything you love about a warm, toasty bagel all in one pan. Everything bagels (day-old work best!) get chopped up and layered with bacon, red onion, and cream cheese filling.


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