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Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Recipe - Kentucky's Benedictine Spread

This spread is as much a Kentucky Derby tradition as mint juleps, y'all.  It is a genuine Kentucky creation - developed by a Louisville caterer in the late 1890's.  It's so simple, yet so refreshing!  It was originally used as a filling for little finger sandwiches, but it's also a lovely dip.

Benedictine Spread

1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese, or Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated cucumber, drained well with paper towel
2 tsps. finely chopped green onions with tops
1 drop green food coloring
Dash of hot sauce, if desired

Blend all ingredients together and mix well.  Serve as a dip, or use to spread for finger sandwiches.


  1. Sounds very refreshing.
    Hugs, amy

  2. Sounds yummy - will def. have to try this with my veggies.

  3. This sounds lovely, especially for the summer!

  4. oh..must make this!!!
    my mom was a big "finger sandwich" fan!!!!
    thanks for sharing this receipe!!

  5. That sounds gorgeous - may have to give it a try!