The Best Way to Use Everything Bagel Seasoning This Summer

And no, it's not avocado toast.

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I’m the first to admit that I have a bit of a thing for everything bagel seasoning. I don’t put a sprinkle or two on my avocado toast or eggs — I open up the spout side of the shaker and pour on a more-than-generous amount. But as much as I love the salty-savory seasoning, I find myself with limited ideas for how to actually use it (outside of the aforementioned breakfast foods.) However, that all changed when I started using the seasoning as a salad topping, thanks to a TikTok that showed me how.

Inspired by the classic caprese, TikTok user quigleyofficially created a simple salad that she swears will change your life. She starts by pouring mozzarella pearls into a bowl, then adds a cubed avocado and diced cherry tomatoes. Once combined, she’ll toss in a few sprigs of fresh basil and squeeze lemon juice on top. The finishing touches? A generous sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

It sounds pretty easy (and delicious), right? That’s why I ran out to the store to stock up on ingredients and give it a try. One bite in and I was completely hooked! The salad bursts with fresh, summery flavor and the everything bagel seasoning provides the perfect complement to tart lemon and sweet basil. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’ve made this salad every day since I first started — and I’m getting a bit creative with it, too. I personally enjoy tossing in arugula for some extra greens (and a touch of bitterness), but I’ve experimented with different cheeses and herbs and loved the result every single time.

If you’re looking for a beautiful summer salad that makes the most of your everything bagel seasoning, definitely give this one a try. One word of warning, though — once you try it, you’ll be making it every day, too.

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