Benedictine Spread Recipe

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Benedictine Spread served on a plate with crackers

Are you craving some Southern flavors during summer? This Benedictine spread has all the flavors of Southern comfort food. Created by restaurateur Jennie Benedict from Louisville, Kentucky, this spread combines cool, refreshing, crunchy cucumbers with creamy mayonnaise and cream cheese. Then, a few dashes of hot sauce are added for heat, and some green onions for sweetness, and salt. 

This spread is exactly what you need for the hot summer months! Serve with bread or crackers, like our Keto Crackers or Keto Seed Crackers.

Why is it called Benedictine spread?

It is called Benedictine spread because a caterer named Jennie Carter Benedict created it to serve at her restaurant, Benedict's Restaurant.

Where did Benedictine spread originate?

It originated in Louisville, Kentucky.

How sweet is Benedictine?

It has a hint of sweetness from the green onions.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
8 persons.


  • 1 English Cucumber, peeled, sliced, small dice

  • 2 Green Onions, finely chopped

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 3 to 4 drops of Green Food Coloring (Optional)


Place cucumber, green onion, cream cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix until combined well.

Ingredients prepared in a bowl

Add 3–4 drops of green food coloring, mixing well. Serve with bread or crackers.

Benedictine Spread served on a plate with crackers
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