This spread can be used as a dip or a sandwich ingredient. The condiment was first created in the late 1800's by a Louisville caterer named Jennie C. Benedict. Although this recipe can look strange and moldy to outsiders, it is staple of the Kentucky Derby. 


  • 1 Large cucumber
  • 8 Ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Dash green food coloring (optional)


Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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