1/2teaspoon eachsalt and pepperor to taste, optional
For the Bagel Sandwich
4vegan bagels of your choicehalved and scooped (see the "Let's scoop some bagels!" section above)
red onionsliced into rings
tomato slices1 large tomato should do the trick
8lemon wedges1-2 lemons, depending on how citrusy you want your bagel sandwich
Make the Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese
In a medium-sized bowl, soften the cream cheese with a fork.
Stir in the rest of the cream cheese ingredients, until they're well-combined. Refrigerate while you prep everything else for the bagel sandwiches.
Build Your Bagel Sandwich
To make 1 bagel sandwich: Divide the cream cheese between the scooped bagel halves. Add 1-2 rings of onion, then top with 1-2 tomato slices each. Spoon on 1 tablespoon of capers per bagel half, then squeeze the juice of 1/4 fresh lemon on top.
Family style: If you prefer, you can do like my family did on Sunday mornings, and just set everything out on the kitchen table. People can use the toppings to build their own best bagel sandwich.
I highly recommend using a food processor to mince the carrots and bell peppers for this recipe. Your food processor will get those pieces much smaller. I used my mini Cuisinart for this, and it worked great!
If you're not crazy about capers, you can omit them.