Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Enjoy this crunchy, creamy bagel sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cream cheese “schmear” itself should become a fridge staple; it tastes just like Caesar salad dressing but is thick and spreadable. Try it on toast, on a burger, or stirred into scrambled eggs for a savory boost. We prefer whole-wheat bagels, but you can also opt for onion bagels or everything bagels for more allium flavor. Do be sure to grab romaine lettuce; you want a sturdy, crunchy lettuce for this sandwich.

How to Make It

Combine softened cream cheese, lemon juice, anchovy paste, grated garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl, stirring well. Combine lettuce, olive oil, and lemon juice, tossing gently. Divide cream cheese and lettuce mixtures among bagels.