Benedictine Dip Recipe

 A traditional southern recipe that can always be found on my  Derby table is benedictine.  I know that sounds like either a poison or a monk, but it’s really a dip using cucumber and cream cheese as its main ingredients.  It was  made popular in a Louisville restaurant called Benedict’s many, many years ago.  Benedictine is very refreshing, and if you use fat free cream cheese, it isn’t high in calories.  Keep in mind, though, that if you do use fat free cream cheese, the dip won’t be as thick.

 Benedictine - The 2 Seasons




  • 1 large cucumber

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • dash green food coloring (optional)


Pare, grate, and drain cucumber. Combine with remaining ingredients in food processor.

Serve as is or as a sandwich or canape spread. Thin with sour cream to make a dip for vegetables.

As you can tell, this recipe only takes minutes to make.   We hope you enjoy it.

Take care.