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Everything But the Bagel Salad

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Find perfection in this delicious “Caprese Everything but the Bagel Avocado Salad” with Lemon – an incredible side salad or full lunch that will explode your taste buds. Caprese is already a cant go wrong recipe and once you taste this salad with Everything Bagel seasoning, you will be asking yourself where its been your whole life – trust.

Caprese Everything Bagel Avocado Salad Recipe already done and on a plate ready to serve up as a side salad


To get started, gather the following ingredients. Then scroll down to the full recipe and measurement card on the bottom of the post to learn how to assemble this salad.

The recipe card is a condensed version of this post with step by step instructions and measurements and is super easy to print for a shopping list.

Here is what you need to check for to get started:

  • grape tomatoes
  • mozzarella pearls
  • avocado
  • fresh basil
  • lemon or lemon juice
  • balsamic glaze
  • everything bagel seasoning

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Where to Buy Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything bagel is a combination of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and sea salt.

You can find seasonings like this in the regular spice aisle. I have seen Everything Bagel Seasoning at Publix, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and Fresh Market,  even Walmart carries it, so I believe its widely available.

If you cannot find it at your local grocery, try Amazon.

Everything Bagel Seasoning being added to caprese salad

Two favorite Balsamic Glaze Brands

In the past, I have simple made homemade balsamic glaze by reducing balsamic vinegar. But it takes time and once I discovered you can purchase Balsamic Glaze already done and the perfect consistency every time, I never looked back.

My two favorite brands are

  • Monari Federzoni Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
  • Bertolli Balsamic Glaze
Balsamic Glaze being added to salad

How to make Everything But the Bagel Avocado Salad

Before you get started, you need to prep your vegetables.

First quarter your tomatoes, cut your fresh basil, cut your avocado and drain any water out of your mozzarella pearls container (they often come in water).

To make your mozzarella go further, you could also cut the pearls in half IF you wanted to (Not shown here).

Avocado being cut and held to show cuts

Place tomatoes, cheese, avocado and basil in a large mixing bowl.

Mix well.

Squeeze juice of one lemon on mixture. If you have lemon juice but no fresh lemons available, substitute with 1-2 tablespoons of juice.

Mix well to evenly coat.

quartered tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and avocado in a bowl with lemon

Add Everything bagel seasoning (at least 1 tablespoon, but more if you’d like) and mix well.

Spoon into a serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic glaze and additional seasoning if desired.

Serve immediately.

Everything Bagel seasoning being dumped on Caprese Salad


This salad is best made and served immediately as avocado browns when left in the fridge.

While it tastes the same, it doesn’t look as appetizing to eat.

How Many Does this Salad Serve?

I think side salads are pretty subjective when it comes to servings.

It depends if you are eating it as a meal or with a meal, but overall this salad can serve approximately 4.

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Everything but the Bagel Avocado Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Delicious Everything Bagel seasoning combined with mozzarella pearls, avocado, fresh basil, lemon and tomatoes is the perfect Caprese Salad. Just throw in some Balsamic Glaze to finish and you have a flavorful appetizer or side salad done with little effort!


  • 1 container 10 oz/1 dry pint, grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 container 8 oz, mozzarella pearls, drained
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 lemon
  • balsamic glaze
  • everything but the bagel seasoning


  • Prep Caprese Ingredients
  • Quarter Grape Tomatoes
  • Dice Avocado
  • Drain Mozzarella Pearls if needed (depends on your container)
  • Chop Fresh Basil
  • Assemble Salad
  • Place tomatoes, cheese, avocado and basil in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Squeeze juice of one lemon on mixture. Mix well to evenly coat.
  • Add everything bagel seasoning (at least 1 tablespoon, but more if you'd like) and mix well.
  • Spoon into a serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic glaze and additional seasoning if desired.
  • Serve immediately.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Joanne Ouellette says:

    Could you add bread cubes to this to make a panzenella salad?

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