Everything bagels were once only known as a breakfast food, but thanks to the justifiable hold everything bagel seasoning has on everyone, it’s no surprise this yummy, garlic-y flavor has made its way into the lunch and dinner categories too! You can consider Everything Bagel Salad a product of this delicious fad that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. With one taste of the crunchy, creamy salad, loaded with fresh baby spinach, savory chopped capers, tender cold-smoke salmon, crispy red onions, and of course, toasted everything bagel croutons and some sprinkles of the beloved seasoning, you’ll understand why there is so much delicious hype surrounding the flavor! Whether served at brunch, lunch, or dinner, Everything Bagel Salad will bring a fresh, new, delightful take on a taste that will never disappoint!

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Ingredients

  • 2 everything bagels, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons capers, chopped and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces of fresh baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces cold-smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of everything bagel seasoning
  • dill sprigs, to taste

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –On a baking sheet, toss together the bagel pieces and the melted butter; spread the pieces in an even layer.

Step 3 –Bake until toasted, about 8-10 minutes, turning once halfway through the bake time.

Step 4 –Let the toasted bagel pieces cool for about 10 minutes.

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Step 5 –In a large bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, water, chopped dill, vinegar, capers, and pepper until well combined. The mixture will be slightly chunky.

Step 6 –Add the spinach, onion, and toasted bagel pieces to the dressing and toss to coat.

Step 7 –Divide the spinach mixture evenly among four plates.

Step 8 –Top each plate evenly with the salmon, sprinkle with the bagel seasoning, and garnish with the dill sprigs.

Step 9 –Serve.