The process of salting and preserving salmon in the form of lox likely originated in Scandinavia, but the history of the bagel is a matter of great dispute, with credible claims of creation in Poland, Austria, and China. However, it was New Yorkers who put them together to serve up the iconic combo we all know and love. We were inspired by this flavorful history to iterate upon the classic and bring you a deconstructed version with our farmer cheese. Briny, tangy, and packed with umami, our Bagel and Lox Protein Bowl is the perfect nod to this worldly classic.
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- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2 tsp everything bagel spice (homemade or store bought)
- Juice from ½ lemon + few slices for garnish
- 2 tbsp green onion, sliced thin
- ½ medium cucumber, sliced and halved
- 2 tbsp red onion, diced
- 1 tbsp capers
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- sourdough croutons
- 1 sunny side egg
- In a medium bowl, combine farmer cheese with lemon juice, green onions and everything bagel spice.
- Spoon into a bowl.
- Top with cucumber, red onion, capers, croutons, egg, and lox. Enjoy!