Kentucky Derby Benedictine Recipe – cucumber dip

For those of you who will be watching the Kentucky Derby, try this delicious cucumber dip or spread.   This Benedictine recipe is a traditional Kentucky Derby Day recipe that is named after the famous Louisville, Kentucky restaurant Benedictine that was popular at the turn of the century. Don’t leave out the green food coloring.  Benedictine has to be green!

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Kentucky Derby Benedictine Recipe

Kentucky Derby Recipe: Benedictine
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  • 1 large cucumber
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • dash green food coloring
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  1. Peel the cucumber and grate. Then drain any water out of it. Add it and all of the other ingredients to food processor and pulse to mix.

This is so amazing.  It’s a light dip that I enjoy with pita chips.  You could use fresh pita’s or use it as a spread on sandwiches.   If you’re looking for more recipes for Kentucky Derby Day, check out the Kentucky Derby drink recipes post for more!


  1. Sarah BB @ East9thStreet says:
    Yum, sounds good!  And your picture looks great!
  2. I love cucumbers! I am going to have to try this!
  3. That sounds yummy
  4. sounds yummy!  not watching the derby but will definitely try the dip!

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