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Benedictine Spread

 Benedictine Spread
This version of a traditional, Kentucky cucumber spread comes from our Test Kitchen. Serve it as an appetizer dip or sandwich filling.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Pita bread wedges or snack rye bread


  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, white
  • pepper, dill and food coloring if desired; beat until smooth. Stir
  • in cucumber and onion. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve
  • with pita or snack rye bread. Yield: 1-3/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons (calculated without pita bread and snack rye) equals 66 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.