Benedictine Cheese Spread

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My sisiter-in-law Carol is the best cook I have ever met. This is one of the dips she serves at her yearly derby party. She serves it with crackers but you can also make finger sandwiches or use as a stuffing for celery.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely grind cucumber pulp. Place in a piece of cheesecloth and press out juice until pulp is fairly dry. In a mixing bowl mash cheese with a fork. Work cucumber pulp into cheese, add onion, salt and Tabasco sauce. Add enough mayonaise to make a smooth, easy to spread filling. Add just enough food coloring to make cheese a pale green.


Most Helpful

I whipped this up to make a sandwich filling for a pita for lunch today. I didn't bother with the food coloring since I didn't care if it was "pretty" or not. I halved this recipe, finely chopped the cucumbers and used about 1/3 of a small grated onion. I'll probably use significantly less onion next time because the onion was very overwhelming for me. Nonetheless, this was a very tasty, easy sandwich filling and I can easily see myself using this as a dip for crackers. Thanks for posting!

Mommy2two April 13, 2011

5 *'s all the way! I forgot to press out the juice in the cukes, so the consistency was not as thick as it should have been, but that did not affect the taste. I used light cream cheese and regular mayo, following the rest of the recipe as directed. DH and I had some with Ritz sticks and today, I had it over sliced tomatoes for lunch. It would make a great low fat recipe, using light mayo and light cream cheese. I also intend to try it on gyro burgers! Thanks MelodyH!

Bobtail January 18, 2006

A MUST for Kentcuky Derby parties! This is an olllllld tried and true recipe which I have seen millions of places in my years in KY.

NC Jen April 29, 2005

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