Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning blend is taking over the Internet. You’ve probably seen it all over Instagram at #traderjoes and in some of food pubs you read on the regular. The checker at Trader Joe’s said he does a reverse everything and put it on a plain bagel. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. People are putting this simple mix of sesame seeds, salt, garlic and onion, on…well, everything.
Eggs — scrambled, sunnyside up and even hard-boiled:
Avocado toast (of course):
Jazz up your crudite and sprinkle it on cucumber slices:
And the way I’m eating Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning? “Bagel crust” pizza (this is Kenji’s NY-style dough, after a 24-hour cold ferment with mozzarella and fontina.) Of course, I also have to give thanks to Abbot’s Pizza in Venice, CA where I first encountered the seeded crust. The onion does start to burn, so your house will definitely smell like a bagel shop.
You just brush the edge of the pizza with a little water and sprinkle on the seasoning — be generous. And then stick it in the oven!
Or you could just make some really tasty everything bagel knots:
Everything Bagel KnotsPrint Recipe
- 1 ball Trader Joe's pizza dough
- 1/4 c. water
- Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame seasoning blend
- All Purpose flour (for dusting)
Preheat the oven to 450F and let the dough sit on the counter for about 30 minutes before using.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
Form the dough roughly into a log shape. Cut into 6-8 slices using a butter knife.
Dust your countertop or cutting board very lightly with flour. You need a little friction to roll the dough into ropes, so don't overflour.
Roll each slice into a rope, about 8 inches long. Tie in a knot and tuck the ends underneath. Place the knots onto the baking sheet as you go, about 3 inches apart. Brush each knot lightly with water on all sides and then sprinkle generously with the seasoning blend.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. You should start to smell the onions.
I also made the knots using Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough. They don't turn golden brown, but will be dry on top.
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