All the elements of a classic bagel with lox, but with some vegetable perks. 

By Margaret Eby
June 06, 2019

Here is a trick about everything bagel seasoning: It's good on so much more than bagels. The mix of garlic, sesame seeds, salt, and spices,  can take anything from a piece of fish to a plate of scrambled eggs to new heights. You can pick some up at the store or make everything bagel seasoning yourself. Either way, keeping some on hand will make working in the kitchen that much better, particularly when you're making something like this Everything Bagel Salad

This salad is kind of a genius move for summer breakfasts and brunches; it's the kind of thing that you can put together and have people serve themselves as they wake up, or even bring to a picnic. It takes all the elements of an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox and puts it into a salad. It's also a great way to use up a couple spare bagels you might have picked up that are in danger of going stale, since you essentially turn them into giant, delicious everything bagel croutons.

Mix those croutons in with cream cheese, vinegar, capers, red onion, and spinach, and add as much dill as you want. From there all you do is either portion the salad up and add smoked salmon and more dill to each portion, or leave it in a big bowl or platter for people to doctor with more seasoning, fish, and whatever other components they like. Voila: the perfect summer brunch salad, a large, loosely-formatted bagel mixture that will leave the whole room happy.

Get the recipe for Everything Bagel Salad

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