Everything spice, also called everything bagel seasoning or everything bagel blend, has become a trendy ingredient over the last few years. “Everything” is everywhere: in dressings and sauces, in chips and crackers, as a topping for and stirred into just about anything.
I don’t know why it collectively took us so long to realize that this spice blend is good, well, on everything, not only as a bagel topping, but I’m glad we did. You can also purchase everything bagel seasoning from your local grocery store or from a specialty spice shop, such as Savory Spice, which has a website as well as stores across the U.S, but it is very easy to make.
Continue reading for the ingredients of my preferred everything bagel seasoning blend!
How to make everything bagel seasoning
You can make everything spice at home simply by mixing a few things together from your spice cabinet. I like to mix black and white sesame seeds in my everything spice blend. I think they look nice mixed together, and I preferably like to use toasted white sesame seeds, which I’ve found in the Japanese foods section of my local grocery stores with ingredients to make sushi or poke bowls. Caraway seeds are also a good addition, for the flavor they add.
I also have tried this spice blend with toasted or roasted, dried minced garlic varieties that were available for a period of time at my local store. They tasted delicious, but were hard to fine normally. If you come across them, try it for the extra, deep and roasted garlic flavor that it gives here, but otherwise regular, dried, minced garlic will work just fine.
Make sure the spices and seeds that you’re using a fresh, for best results. It stores for quite a few months in a spice jar with a tight-fitting lid, but will lose potency over time.
Mix equal portions of each spice together. Below, I suggest about a tablespoon per spice, which should be enough to fill one, 6 ounce glass or plastic jar.
- 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds (preferably ones that are toasted)
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional but recommended)
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional but recommended)
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried, chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon Kosher or sea salt
Mix all spices together in a bowl to combine. Transfer to a glass or plastic jar, or other container that has a tight-fitting lid.