Bagel topping ideas from Arla, which makes delicious flavored cream cheeses including Herbs & Spices, Natural, Natural Light and Pineapple, with seasonal specialties.
If your idea of brunch includes bagels, it may also include pricey fish:
and other delights of the sea.
While we love all of these, we can run up quite a tab at the cash register.
So here’s a colorful—and less expensive—alternative that may even look like more of a feast:
THE NEW BAGEL TOPPINGS
Fresh vegetables (including basil)
Nuts and seeds
Olives, capers, pickled vegetables
Different flavors of cream cheese
It’s easy to pull together.
Head to the market to see what looks good. Buy a variety of bright colors, both sweet (fruit) and savory (veggies).
Buy a selection of different bagel flavors, and don’t forget the cream cheese: plain plus a fruit flavor (blueberry, strawberry, etc.) and a veggie flavor (herbs, jalapeño, etc.)
Philadelphia Cream Cheese has outdone itself with cream cheese spreads, currently:
Sweet Cream Cheese Flavors
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Chive & Onion
Spicy Jalapeño & Bacon Flatbread…
Savory Cream Cheese Flavors
…plus Original (plain) and a variety of protein-enhanced, reduced fat and fat-free flavors.
It doesn’t have to be cream cheese. Consider other spreads:
Hummus (many flavors!)
Pesto (many flavors!)
Spinach or Onion dip/spread
This little post makes us so hungry, that we’re off to create our own bagel.
Maybe jalapeño cream cheese topped with red bell pepper and pineapple.