Benedictine Dip

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


1-3/4 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Benedictine is a creamy spread studded with chopped cucumbers. It was named in honor of Jennie Carter Benedict, a chef and restaurateur from Louisville, Kentucky, who created the condiment at the turn of the 20th century. Originally used for cucumber sandwiches, Benedictine is now commonly enjoyed as a cold dip for chips or spread on crackers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 log (4 ounces) fresh goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, parsley, mayonnaise, salt, cayenne, pepper and, if desired, food coloring; beat until smooth. Stir in cucumber and onions. Chill until serving. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers): 51 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.