Recipe by Heather
"This Louisville staple is an easy and refreshing cucumber spread or dip and can be served with almost anything you could imagine. Dipping club crackers or pita and French bread toast points are favorites, but carrot sticks and pretzels are great too. We use it for cucumber sandwiches, spread it onto our BLTs, and use it as a sauce on poached salmon. You can serve it immediately or refrigerate it to firm up and let the flavors meld."
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English cucumbers - peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch chunks
minced white onion
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste
green food coloring, or as needed
cayenne pepper, or to taste
This is just awesome! You can use up some of your cucumbers here! :) great with wheat thins, carrots, and BLT's.
Thirty years ago we moved to Texas from Louisville. No one here had ever heard of Benedictine...a Louisville staple! I've made this recipe several times and it is always a hit at parties. Thanks for sharing!!
Needed to use up some cucumbers and all I had was cottage cheese. Followed the recipe and used cottage cheese instead of cream cheese--it turned out really tasty. I will definitely use it on crackers and with carrots. I'm sure the consistency would be better with cream cheese, but it tastes really good.
This was really good. Next time I might whip the cream cheese for a smoother consistency.
Grew up in Louisville and my Mother made this often. She always used a box grater but this is easier. Great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 71
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