If you haven't caved and bought a jar of Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning yet, you'll be impressed that it's more versatile than you think.

By Shannon Bauer
October 15, 2019
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Credit: Instagram/@shanisprague

Every person you know (or follow on Instagram) has probably raved about the Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. So much so that you couldn't help but throw a jar into your last TJ's haul. Sure, you've already discovered it's a game-changer for avocado toast and eggs. But wait, there's more. [Infomercial voice]

Trader Joe's Instagram fandom, and the #EBTB and #EverythingButtheBagelSeasoning hashtags, are about to change your life yet again with the realization that it can be used on so. much. more. than toast. (Related: 30 Awesome Avocado Toast Recipes.)

Mimicking the flavor of a classic everything bagel, the blend contains sesame seeds (white and black), sea salt flakes, dried garlic, dried onion, and poppy seeds. Simple, right? The best part is a jar only costs two bucks. (Related: You Can Now Buy Canned Sparkling Wine at Trader Joe's for Just $4)

Get ready to sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning on, well, everything.

On Tacos

Yep, even Taco Tuesday isn't immune to a sprinkle of the everything spice blend. If you aren't already following @everything_but_the_bagel start ASAP as she proves the seasoning goes with literally everything.

On Keto Hot Pockets

This keto diet-friendly hot pocket is made with Parmesan cheese and almond flour with a crust that's dusted with everything seasoning. For other low carb alternatives from the grocery store, there's also Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi, Rice, and Pizza Crust.

On Grilled Chicken

The world's easiest chicken recipe—raw chicken is coated with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (and any other spices you desire), then baked or pan-fried. The dish is simple for a weeknight dinner or Sunday meal prep, but the flavors punch it up when you're feeling uninspired in the kitchen. (Related: Trader Joe's Sells a Halo Top Dupe That's 1/3 the Price and Double the Protein)

On Gluten-Free Bread

A gluten-free bread that tastes like an everything bagel? BRB, running to Trader Joe's for this ingredients list STAT.

On Roasted Chickpeas

Adding spices to beans and legumes is a great way to incorporate plant-based protein while avoiding what @mymillennialkitchen calls bean burnout. Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel chickpeas on salads, soups, toasts, or eat them on their own as a snack. (Psst... Trader Joe's is Now Selling Everything But the Bagel Dip.)

On Pizza Crust

A sprinkle of Everything But the Bagel Seasoning takes regular ol' pizza crust from plain to exciting. This unique combo of arugula, goat cheese, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes is not to be missed, but the crust can be mixed and matched with any toppings you'd like.

On Savory Oats

The seasoning goes back to its breakfast roots with this savory oatmeal bowl. This bowl of miso-soaked steel-cut oats and veggies mix well with fresh green onions to give the sesame seasoning blend an Asian food flair.


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