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Benedictine Tea Sandwiches

Serves: 4

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1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
6 scallions (green parts only), thinly sliced
1 ounce fresh dill, stripped off stem and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
White bread, for serving


Using a rubber spatula, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Spread between slices of white bread. Cut of the crusts and slice into triangles. Serve.

Photo: Ramona King

About the recipe

Native to Kentucky, Benedictine is a creamy, spreadable dip flavored with cucumber, scallions, and dill. It can be served, as written, in tea sandwiches, or as a dip for crackers or crudite.