I am always a little late to the party. I know Everything Bagel Seasoning has been a thing ever since millennials elevated avocado toast to celebrity status. (For which I am eternally grateful. 😉 ) But I’m not super happy with the Everything Bagel Seasoning I found at the store. One, it contains preservatives, and two, the salt grains are so small they are not evenly distributed throughout the jar, therefore my beloved avocado toast is either super salty or has no salt at all. Pooh.
I’m a little slow, friends. It took me a a month of salty/no salt avocado toast for it to dawn on me to make my own Everything Bagel Seasoning. Y’all- it was so easy. It took about 92 seconds to toss spices into an old jar and stir them up. Bing, bang, boom. Done.
So easy it barely qualifies as a recipe and I’m suffering from a smallish twinge of guilt that this is the first “recipe” I’m giving you for 2020. But you need to know this!
Why you need to make your own Everything Bagel Seasoning
- It tastes far superior to what you can buy at the store
- You can customize it for your family- we like to add red pepper flakes.
- You know you’re not feeding your family preservatives or any mystery ingredients.
What you need to make your own
- Poppy Seeds
- Dried Garlic
- Dried Onion
- Black Sesame Seeds
- White Sesame Seeds
- Flaky Sea Salt
Let’s talk about flaky sea salt for a second. I could tell you the story of the chef Alan and I met in Spain who hauled bricks down to the Mediterranean coast to collect his own sea salt and then served it to us sprinkled over seared oxtail in the coziest, most hidden gem of a tapas bar in Sevilla, but you would be bored. Suffice it to say, I’ve had a love affair with the stuff ever since. And you will too. Your new everything bagel seasoning will not be your only use for this stuff. I like Maldon and Falk– both available at most grocery stores and on Amazon- linked here.
If you want to make the seasoning like right this minute and all you have on hand is regular salt (preferably kosher or some form of sea salt) that’s fine. Just omit the salt for now and salt your food separately as you use it. Regular kosher or table salt will just fall to the bottom of your jar and you’ll end up with the super salty avocado toast. No one wants that.
Congratulations, friend. You’ve just perfected avocado toast. Enjoy.
Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.
If you happen to be looking for some breakfasts to alternate with your avocado toast, I would humbly recommend our Jalapeno Cheddar Scones made with almond flour. Yum!
Happy “Cooking”, friends! And Happy 2020!!!