DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! I fell in love with this Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning recently, and it seems like everyone else on the internet did, too.

I decided to hack this seasoning after seeing all of those who didn’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby lament about not being able to get any.

I was able to guest post on the Whole30Recipes Instagram account last week (Eek! Fun!) and I shared this recipe with those lovely Whole30-ers.

The key to making a good match is getting all of the components roughly the same size. Don’t make substitutions — like using granulated garlic or regular salt — or else it’ll all settle to the bottom and the flavor won’t be quite right.

(Believe me, I’ve tried.)

And I highly recommend using Maldon sea salt. I got some coarse sea salt and it was like biting into little rocks. I found this at a regular (nicer) grocery store, and realized later it was cheaper on Amazon. *facepalm*

This recipe makes a scant 3 Tablespoons, but you can double or triple it to fill a small mason jar. You’ll probably want to because once you start sprinkling, it’ll find its way on just about everything you eat.

I love it on hard-boiled eggs, avocados, over salads, and random bowls of leftovers I throw together for lunches. Oh! And it was FAB on the Sushi Bowls we had on Sunday!

DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning

Yield: A scant 3 Tablespoons

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Whip up this tasty and versatile seasoning — whether you live by a Trader Joe’s or not!


  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes (Maldon recommended)
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


Combine everything thoroughly and store in an air-tight container at room temperature. Sprinkle on hard-boiled eggs, avocados, over salads, or anything else you wish!

Nat’s Notes:

  1. Don’t make any ingredient substitutions that will change the texture of the ingredient — like using granulated garlic instead of dried minced garlic. If the components aren’t the same size and texture the mixture won’t stay blended well and the taste will be off.
  2. I used toasted sesame seeds which gave the blend a slightly more pronounced sesame flavor. You can use either toasted or untoasted.

from Perry’s Plate

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