Bagel with a Veggie Schmear

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 19, 2023
I got this recipe from my favorite bagel shop in New York City. Now I make this every time I'm craving a quick and healthy breakfast. I like to add chopped pitted green olives to the schmear. — Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
Bagel with a Veggie Schmear Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped carrot
  • 1 radish, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 4 whole wheat bagels, split and toasted
  • 8 slices tomato
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional


  1. In a bowl, beat cheeses, lime zest and lime juice until blended. Fold in chopped vegetables and basil. Serve on bagels with tomato slices. If desired, sprinkle with pepper.

Nutrition Facts

2 open-faced sandwiches: 341 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 756mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 10g fiber), 20g protein.