Mediterranean Everything Bagel Spiced Wings

Prepare to wow your taste buds with Everything Bagel Spiced Wings that have a zippy punch from sumac and a golden, crisp color from oven-roasting.

Everyone loves a plate piled high with chicken wings. Especially when it comes with a side of tangy, creamy homemade dipping sauce. But next time you’re treating yourself or friends to this lip-smacking appetizer, why not change things up a bit?

Mediterranean Everything Bagel Seasoning is an instant and impressive flavor-booster that will send your regular oven-baked wing recipe from hum-drum to over-the-top.

What’s In Mediterranean Everything Bagel Seasoning?

The simple seasoning blend that’s spicing up your wings has more going on than you might think. Zesty Z Mediterranean Everything Bagel Seasoning has nutty crunch from sesame seeds complemented by savory garlic and onion flavor (as you might expect from a good Everything Bagel Seasoning). However, our seasoning goes a step further with our secret Mediterranean ingredient: sumac.

Sumac is a dried spice harvested from the sumac plant, which is native to North Africa and the Mediterranean. While it looks like a spice that would add heat, thanks to its deep crimson color and fine powdery texture, the flavor of sumac might actually surprise you.

It’s zippy, bright and, well, zesty! Sumac has a distinctly tart, citrusy flavor that’s often compared to lemon zest. And when you add it to wings, you get the best of crisp, crunchy texture with bold and savory flavor.

Serving Suggestions

While these flavor-packed chicken wings speak for themselves, we like to balance out the zippy flavor with a creamy and simple dipping sauce.

Our dipping sauce recipe is made with plain Greek yogurt for a bit of tang, fresh garlic, and dill for a bright, fresh herbal note. Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds brightness that mimics the citrus flavor of sumac. Ultimately, this dip makes the perfect pairing with crisp, golden sesame and sumac-crusted wings.

More Zesty Party Recipes to Try:

If you’re planning a get-together or a party of one, add these other zesty appetizer recipes for the ultimate game day spread:

  1. Za’atar Yogurt Dip is a powerfully flavorful and creamy dip made for pita chips, crunchy veggies, or warm flatbread.
  2. Za’atar Hummus is the surprisingly easy and totally addicting Middle Eastern dip you need.
  3. Za’atar Baked Brie with Pomegranate because every well-rounded snack spread needs a plate filled with gooey, melty cheese.

Recipe: Mediterranean Everything Bagel Spiced Chicken Wings

Wings

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder, enough to cover both sides of wings
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Zesty Z Mediterranean Everything Bagel Seasoning, enough to cover both sides of wings

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp of dill, chopped

[Recipe & Photo via Zesty Bestie @cookingwhiledadding]