That means, the whole operation is pretty DIYable.
The recipe for this beloved seasoning is a simple, six-parter: regular sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, minced dried garlic, minced dried onion , flaked sea salt, and poppy seeds (watch you don’t have an upcoming drug test to pass in order to meet the bushmen of the Kalahari). And don’t think you can just bust out the kosher salt. A box of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes is recommended up and down the internet.
While busy recipe webpages differ slightly on the ratio, we found this one to be the most common.
1 1/2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (or flakes)
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon dried minced onion (or flakes)
2 teaspoon flaked sea salt
The second-best part is going to the grocery store. And what makes this trip more fun than usual is the fact you get to visit the bulk bin section of your favorite food store. We chose Sprouts, and the spices rack certainly delivered.
Then you mix, baby. In the end, you get about the same as the Trader Joe’s container — 2.3 ounces or 65 grams.
We did call in an impartial party, and he did think the DIY seasoning was from Trader Joe’s.
Last comes the third-best part, finding an appropriate container for your newly made Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning. Happy shaking.