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Everything Bagel Seasoning

We love the crunchy, garlicky exterior of a bagel as much as the next guy, and that’s why we’ve been making everything bagel seasoning at home, and so can you!


Homemade everything bagel seasoning in a bowl made with dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, sesame seeds and salt
Photography by Gayle McLeod

Everything We Want To Eat Seasoning

Everything bagel seasoning is everything we want to eat–it’s the perfect balance of garlic and salt, plus the crunchiness of sesame seeds. Trader Joe’s famously sells everything but the bagel seasoning by the jar, but we figured that it’s easy enough to make at home and we weren’t wrong. Just a few tablespoons here of dried garlic and dried onion, a good kosher or sea salt, and a scoop of sesame seeds and you’re on your way to jazzy salad and popcorn toppings and avocado toast sprinkles.

dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, sesame seeds and salt in bowls to make Homemade everything bagel seasoning

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Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Recipe Ideas

Everything bagel seasoning is made for the sprinkling and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite candidates for a good dusting. You could easily use it on our Herby, Seedy Butter Lettuce Salad with Tahini Dressing or Cucumber Salad, and Six-Minute Eggs are great with a little extra love. Our brains immediately think of lox when we think of everything bagels, so it’s obvious that everything bagel seasoning would also be great over our Salmon Bites with Wasabi Mayo or to zhush up Perfect Poached Chicken. Still have some everything but the bagel seasoning to use up? Next time you make a Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl or Whipped Feta Dip (with bagel or pita chips on the side!) you can finish it with a little sprinkle. We have a hunch that The Best Egg Salad Sandwich might be even better with some everything bagel seasoning. And if you’re going for all out brunch vibes, let’s talk about everything bagels with Eggs Benedict, Sausage Breakfast Casserole, and Baked French Toast for the full spread!

What Does Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Have In It?

It’s the perfect ratio of some very basic pantry items that you might already have on hand at home! If you need to buy anything to make this recipe, it’s all good stuff that you’ll end up using in other recipes along the way. You’ll just need these four ingredients to make this everything but the bagel seasoning recipe:

  • Dried minced garlic

  • Dried minced onion

  • Sesame seeds (white or black)

  • Kosher salt

dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, salt and sesame seeds together in a bowl to make homemade everything bagel seasoning

Tools You’ll Need

This requires very little, the kind of recipe we love!

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homemade everything bagel seasoning sprinkled on top of a piece of avocado toast on a plate
homemade everything bagel seasoning sprinkled on top of a piece of avocado toast on a plate

Everything But The Sprinkle

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Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  0 min
  • Calories: 4


  • 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame seeds (black, white, or a combination)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and salt. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 year.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories4
  • Protein0 g
  • Carbohydrates0 g
  • Total Fat0 g
  • Dietary Fiber0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium62 mg
  • Total Sugars0 g

Everything Bagel Seasoning

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  • Alyssa Loftus

    I like to leave out the salt and add poppy seeds! Black sesame seeds are a good addition too.


  • Jenn

    Love this! I had everything on hand to whip it up, so fast and was great on avocado toast.

    So glad!