You need just 4 ingredients, 2 minutes and no special equipment to make the taste of a bagel, in dip form. Perfect for making ahead of time, it’s fab for parties, as a topper for bagels or served alongside grilled meat.
Having a quick, go-to dip recipe up your sleeve is always a good thing, and it doesn’t get much easier than this super quick, one-bowl, everything bagel dip.
Think of an everything bagel, stuffed full with cream cheese and that’s what this tastes like. It’s as perfect as a dip as it is a dipping sauce, toast topper or base for a pile of grilled meat (it’s lovely with miso grilled chicken, lamb koftas or honey harissa chicken). I love to serve it with a big pile of bagel chips or pita chips for a delicious crowd-pleasing party snack.
You really need only four ingredients to make this super easy dip.
- Greek yogurt. Go for a thick, proper Greek yogurt (low-fat is fine), or labneh. You want the dip to be nice and thick, so regular plain yogurt will be too runny.
- Cream cheese. A little cream cheese gives the dip the very recognisable flavour of a bagel (which is so often paired with cream cheese). It will be easier to mix if it’s at room temperature – but a quick hack to softening fridge-cold cream cheese is to pop it into the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Everything bagel seasoning. This gorgeous mix of seeds and seasoning is the star here and we’ll use a lot of it in the dip. Make your own everything bagel seasoning (it’s VERY easy) or you can use your favourite store-bought blend.
- Lemon juice. I like to include a little lemon juice just to brighten the dip and freshen it up. Fresh is best if possible, otherwise, bottled lemon juice will work too.
How to make it
This dip really is as easy as mixing all your ingredients together in a bowl, then spooning it out onto a plate or into a bowl and serving.
It’s lovely with crunchy everything bagel chips for a proper bagel experience, but it pairs perfectly with any crunchy cracker, chip or your favourite bread (I love it with pita chips, chilli cheese focaccia or rosemary parmesan bread). Or, use it as the topper for 2 ingredient Greek yogurt bagels.
Got a question?
The dip keeps well in the fridge, stored in a covered container for 5 days. It’s best at room temperature if possible. Give it a little mix before serving so any liquid released from the yogurt and cream cheese can be mixed back in.
You can play around with the quantities if you like – feel free to add more cream cheese if you like that flavour. You can also leave the cream cheese out entirely.
Finely sliced scallions or finely diced red onion, fresh herbs like basil, flat-leaf parsley, thyme or oregano, chopped crispy bacon, or smoked salmon all work well. Think of what you like on a bagel and go from there!
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