The Everything But The Bagel Seasoning hack you need to know

Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning hit shelves in February 2017, and it didn't take long for the unassuming jar of seeds and spices to reach cult status. The masses immediately recognized how versatile this unique seasoning blend made of sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, black sesame seeds, and poppy seeds was, and commenced adding it to every dish they could think of, from the more mundane scrambled eggs and salads, to the more unusual macaroni and cheese and rugelach. Yes, it seems just about everything benefits from a little sprinkle of Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning.

The problem with this oh-so-tasty seasoning, though, is that while sprinkling it over your cream cheese bagel or avocado toast works just fine, Everything But The Bagel Seasoning just doesn't have sticking power when it comes to all snacks. Take popcorn, for instance. Unless it's soaked in butter, chances are that a handful of Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning will end up relegated to the bottom of your bowl, with a few sesame seeds and salt flakes clinging to the craggy edges of the kernels. So what's an Everything But The Bagel Seasoning fanatic to do? Lifehacker has the answer, and it's so simple you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner.

Next time you want to season a food that seeds and minced onion won't cling to easily, bust out your spice grinder and pulverize a few tablespoons of your beloved Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. If you don't have a spice grinder, a small food processor or high speed blender should get the job done, but the goal is to grind the salt flakes, minced onion, and minced garlic into a dust, and to crack open the sesame seeds, reducing all the ingredients into more of a powder than a chunky seasoning. It's as easy as that. With Everything But The Bagel Seasoning in powdery form, the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to flavoring any and all manner of dishes, no matter how not sticky they happen to be.