“Everything” Seasoning Blend

Learn how to make the famous “everything” seasoning blend with just 5 easy ingredients! ¬†It’s a super-versatile seasoning blend that can kick all sorts of recipes up a delicious notch.

"Everything" Bagel Seasoning is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, and perfect for sprinkling on everything from dips to baked chicken to roasted veggies to popcorn and more! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian / Vegan)

Raise your hand if you love everything bagel seasoning as much as I do!

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Yep. ¬†That irresistible savory seasoning has been my go-to pick at bagel shops for most of my life. ¬†But the good news is that it’s also incredibly quick and easy to make at home with just 5 ingredients. ¬†And,¬†it also happens to be incredibly versatile beyond the bagel.

For example, sprinkled on chicken or fish or roasted veggies or baked potatoes or avocado toast? ¬†Delish. ¬†Whisked into salad dressings or stir-fry sauces? ¬†So easy. ¬†Stirred into guacamole or hummus or creamy dips? ¬†Like, whoa. ¬†Tossed with popcorn? ¬†YES. ¬†Or — of course — if you happen to have plain bagels at home and are wanting to kick them up the “everything” notch, you can always just spread some melted butter or cream cheese on top of your bagel and then sprinkle on this seasoning for the win.

Seriously, I’m convinced this mix deserves a spot in just about every spice drawer. ¬†So here’s how to make it!

"Everything" Bagel Seasoning is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, and perfect for sprinkling on everything from dips to baked chicken to roasted veggies to popcorn and more! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian / Vegan)

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First, gather your spices. ¬†You’ll need:

  • sesame seeds (I like to use a combination of white and black sesame seeds)
  • poppy seeds
  • dried minced garlic
  • dried minced onion
  • flaked sea salt (I love this brand, or you could use Kosher salt)

Whisk them all together until combined.  Then store the seasoning blend in a sealed jar or bottle for up to 3 months.

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"Everything" Bagel Seasoning is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, and perfect for sprinkling on everything from dips to baked chicken to roasted veggies to popcorn and more! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian / Vegan)

…for maximum flavor, this seasoning blend tastes the best¬†toasted.

So, if you are going to use¬†the everything seasoning blend in an uncooked recipe — say, sprinkled on top of a dip or stirred into a potato salad¬†or tossed with popcorn or something — then I highly recommend¬†toasting the seasoning a bit first. ¬†Simply toast¬†it in a saut√© pan (or in the oven) for a bit until the seasoning blend is fragrant and starts to look lightly golden and toasted. ¬†And then — voila — it will be even more flavorful¬†when added to your recipe.

However, if you are going to use the everything seasoning blend in a¬†cooked recipe — say, the “everything” baked chicken pictured below, or¬†roasted sweet potatoes, or pita chips or something — then¬†it’s best to add the seasoning blend¬†without toasting it first, so that it’s¬†only cooked once (and doesn’t burn).

"Everything" Bagel Seasoning is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, and perfect for sprinkling on everything from dips to baked chicken to roasted veggies to popcorn and more! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian / Vegan)

Easy peasy. ¬†And seriously…SO GOOD.

So get creative with this recipe and venture beyond the bagel!  And as always, be sure to report back with any of your recommendations if you discover new uses for the seasoning blend that we all should try.

Enjoy, everyone!

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"Everything" Bagel Seasoning Blend

This Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend is quick and easy to make with 5 simple spices, and it is super-delicious when incorporated to all sorts of recipes beyond the bagel!  Be sure to toast the seasoning mix briefly if you are using it in an un-cooked recipe or as a finishing seasoning.

Ingredients:

  • 2¬†tablespoons¬†sesame seeds¬†(I used half white, half black sesame seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons¬†poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons¬†dried minced¬†garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons¬†dried minced¬†onion
  • 1 tablespoon¬†flaked sea¬†salt

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until evenly combined.
  2. Use immediately*, or store in a sealed jar for up to 3 months.

*If you are using this seasoning blend in a recipe in which it will not be cooked, I highly recommend giving the seasoning blend a quick toast before sprinkling or stirring it into your recipe.

To do so, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat.  Add your desired amount of the seasoning blend.  Then cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the seasonings are fragrant, and the garlic and onion and sesame seeds are lightly golden and toasted.  (Be careful that they do not burn.)  Transfer the seasonings to a separate plate to cool.  Then use immediately.

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"Everything" Bagel Seasoning is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, and perfect for sprinkling on everything from dips to baked chicken to roasted veggies to popcorn and more! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian / Vegan)

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28 comments on ““Everything” Seasoning Blend”

  1. I love this everything seasoning blend because of how simple it is to blend together. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. On a tomato sandwich with mayo and toasted bread OMG

  3. Won’t the dried garlic burn if your coating chicken breasts and baking in the oven?

  4. I LOVE everything bagels and found that at Walmart they carry everything French bread. I did not need to know that!

  5. I like the idea of this seasoning, but I think I’d have to use it in cooked dishes rather than on bagels, etc. because the onion and garlic would be way too much for these old taste buds. The older I get the less ability I have to handle raw onions and/or garlic. It is nice to know how to make this seasoning.

    • Dried onions and garlic does not give this old gal an issue. Raw does, I won’t eat them after 3 or 4 pm.

  6. This is genius. I never thought it could be a seasoning. Love this and can’t wait to try it!

  7. Really good on salmon! I put about 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard on each salmon filet, cover it in the everything seasoning, and pop it in the oven. Mix up some chives with sour cream and serve it on top! So easy and so tasty!

  8. This stuff is soooo good on hummus!!

  9. I have made this at home, too. Instead of the minced onion, I use Sweet Onion Sugar that I get at a spice shop at St Armand’s Circle, FL YUMMY!

    • Oooh, we’re intrigued by that sweet onion sugar, how interesting!

    • Hayley – they have many kinds of flavored sugars – very cool. In addition to the Onion, I have Raspberry and Chocolate! I didn’t want to name the business in the post, but FYI – it’s the Spice & Tea Exchange. They are little franchises, I believe. Not sure where all they are, but around the country.

  10. But wait, how did you make the chicken? Did I just not see the link? Or is it just oiled and seasoned then baked?

    • Hi Donna! We linked to it within the post, but here it is again! :) We hope you enjoy!

  11. Hi! Im allergic tosesme seeds. Can you suggest a good replacement?

  12. This looks totally amazing, especially as I absolutely love black sesame seeds..! Huge respect too for selecting delicious Maldon salt! I’m lucky enough to live a few miles from Maldon in sunny Essex in the south east of England and it’s a huge source of local pride to have an authentic artisan ingredient created right on our doorstep!

    Rating: 5
  13. Try this on grilled avocado, delicious. Just cut an avocado in half, brush the cut halves with some olive oil seasoned with hot paprika, grill on each side 2 mins, and sprinkle with the everything seasoning. So good, I want avocado every night.

    Rating: 5