Ms. Jenny Benedict's Famous Cucumber Spread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Redneck Epicurean

This cucumber finger sandwich filling was created by Jenny Benedict, a popular caterer in Louisville, KY way back when. Now, it is a Kentucky favorite and dang near a recipe you MUST have on the table for a Derby party. This is pretty for St. Patty's Day and is so much better than a plain ole cucumber slice on a piece of bread. Cook time is chill time.

Top Review by 2bizzy

My mother-in-law is from Louisville and clipped this recipe from the newspaper. Hers is actually called Louisville Benedictine, but it is identical to this. Good stuff!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated onions
  • 14 cup mayonnaise (Miracle Whip does not work!)
  • 1 medium cucumber (the English variety works well)
  • 1 -3 drop green food coloring


  1. Peel and seed the cucumber: put in a food chopper and chop until very VERY VERY fine.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  3. Add food coloring to desired shade.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

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