Irresistible Bagel Toast (your new favorite snack!)

Bagel Toast ~ whether it’s a Game Day bagel bar for a crowd, or a quick snack for one, these bagel toasts are hearty, healthy, and yummy ~ you can layer them up in a million delicious ways, so let’s get started!

* Today I’m teaming up with Pavilions to bring you all the fixings for healthy snacking and easy entertaining this month.  Partnering with great brands is one of the ways tvfgi keeps the delicious coming, thank you for supporting both of us!

You know, there’s summer snacking, and then there’s winter snacking, and they’re very different animals.  Summer snacking is light and airy…sometimes a summer snack is hardly any calories at all.  Winter snacking’s not that.  Winter snacks have to have some substance because, well, it’s cold out there, and cold makes you hungry.  Not sure why, but it’s a fact.  These hearty bagel toasts are definitely on team winter.

Bagel toast starts with top quality, really fresh bagels, and since my local Pavilions bakery bakes their bagels every morning I can skip the bagel store and grab everything I need in one stop.

To toast, or not to toast?

TIP: This might sound obvious but for bagel toast you want fresh, just baked bagels, not the ones in the plastic bags.  With great bagels I don’t even toast them, I love their soft chewy texture just as they are.

Whenever possible I choose O Organics® products, which are available in my area exclusively at Pavilions stores ~ depending on where you live, you can find them at all of the Albertsons family of stores including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaws, Star Market, United, United Express, and Carrs/Safeway.

The schmears ~

  • O Organics Hummus,
  • O Organics Red Pepper Hummus
  • O Organics Guacamole
  • Lucerne Light Cream Cheese
  • Lucerne Neufchatel Cheese (1/3 less fat)

The toppings ~

  • O Organics Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • O Organics Baby Arugula
  • Primo Taglio Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • Primo Taglio Roast Beef
  • Primo Taglio Black Forest Ham
  • Lucerne eggs
  • Wild smoked salmon

I also used olives, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, thinly sliced red onions and hot peppers, chopped beets, fresh herbs, cucumber and Granny Smith apple slices ~ even fresh berries.

I might be in the minority here, but I’ve always loved to grocery shop.  I like to try all different kinds of stores because the variety inspires me to create the recipes I post here on the blog.  But I especially appreciate it when I can go to Pavilions and find everything I need, from well priced essentials to more exotic produce.

I’m a picky grocery shopper.  My food has to pass muster on high definition screens ~ there’s no room for mediocre ingredients.  Everything I get at my local Pavilions is tip top, from the living herbs and fresh sprouts to the gorgeous wild smoked salmon.

Why O Organics?

There are hundreds of O Organics products available and you can find them in every aisle in the store ~ they give me peace of mind at a price I can afford.  When I buy my organic hummus and baby arugula for this recipe  I know I’m getting a product grown or produced without:

  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • fertilizers from synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge
  • ionizing radiation
  • growth hormones
  • antibiotics
  • GMOs

Bagel Toasts

Bagel Toasts

Ingredients

  • Fresh bagels (allow 1/2 per person for snacks, and 1 per person for a more substantial meal)
    creamy base layer, your choice
  • cream cheese (low fat or regular)
  • hummus
  • guacamole
  • tapenade
    toppings, your choice
  • thinly sliced deli meat, turkey, ham, roast beef, or Italian cold cuts
  • smoked salmon
  • sliced apples or pears
  • sliced cucumbers or radishes
  • baby greens or microgreens
  • sprouts
  • cherry tomatoes
  • olives
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • thin slices of hot pepper
  • fresh herbs like basil, dill, thyme and parsley
  • berries

Instructions

  1. Cut the bagels in half with a sharp serrated bread knife. To toast or not is up to you, I don't.
  2. Spread each half generously with a base layer.
  3. Top with one to three toppings.
  4. If you want to get a head start, prep your toppings ahead of time and refrigerate. Assemble the bagels just before serving. If you like you can set everything out on a table and let people assemble their own.

Make it your own ~

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Bialys - This Is How I Cook
    May 1, 2018 at 6:07 pm

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    Cookin Canuck
    January 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    That is seriously one gorgeous spread! I would want to take a bit of each.

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    January 20, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Gorgeous, all the topping ideas are perfect!

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    Gina @Running to the Kitchen
    January 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

    This is such a good idea! They all look SO delicious!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    January 18, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Loving all these pretty and tasty topping ideas for great bagels! Now where to start? :)

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    Shareba
    January 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    These are some gorgeous bagels!! I love the look of the apple/walnut and smoked salmon/cream cheese bagels the most :)

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    Darlene
    January 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    This is such a great idea Sue! Just the other day I had such a craving for bagels and lox that I made myself a killer sandwich complete with avocado and capers. Like you I am very picky with my ingredients and I use everything organic. I get my bagels from the local shop that makes them fresh every day. I grew up in NY. and keep tabs on the weather. Even though I live in SoCal where it’s still in the 80’s my body knows it’s winter somewhere! I will use this idea at my next party! I love your blog. It is so unique!

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    Liz
    January 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I now have a massive craving for bagels. But so many fabulous topping choices—I want them all!

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    Liren | Kitchen Confidante
    January 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I grew up in NYC so I have a VERY special spot in my heart (and tummy) for a good bagel! You can imagine how much I love this and a good bagel bar! Love the creative toppings, Sue!

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    Jacque Hastert
    January 17, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Breakfast or a snack is always a win in my book.

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      Karen S Brettschneider
      January 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      This is a great idea. No Pavilions here, but we have Trader Joe’s, Sprouts and Whole Foods. For great bagels I go to Panera. Sometimes I run out of ideas for light meals or snacks (I’m pre-diabetic), but this is great. Nuts and apples on a bagel would make a very nice lunch. Great ideas. Thanks so much.

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    Ginny McMeans
    January 17, 2018 at 9:38 am

    How did you know! This is my new favorite. Everyone of them looks so good.

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    January 17, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Oh my! So many fabulous toppings. I don’t think I could choose…I guess I’ll have to try them all!

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    Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme
    January 17, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I give bagel toasts to my son as a snack all the time! I love versatile ingredients, and he loves to get creative with them. Great post!

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    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    January 17, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I want to take a bite of each of those bagels!! They all look so delicious! And you are right, we snack differently with the seasons!!

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    January 17, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Yup, my winter snacks are definitely heartier than my summer ones! So this is perfect — filling and healthy. Thanks!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    January 17, 2018 at 6:26 am

    My tummy is rumbling right now – and oatmeal may not satisfy since I’m craving a sesame bagel with plenty of toppings after seeing your gorgeous post! Outstanding ideas for a delicious treat!

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    parth rathod
    January 17, 2018 at 6:21 am

    This looks delicious snack
    thank you for sharing

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    January 17, 2018 at 6:16 am

    What a great bagel party! I could snack on these all day long, Sue.

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      Sue
      January 17, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Angie :)

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