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A traditional Southern sandwich spread
Photo courtesy of Churchill Downs

This cucumber and cream cheese spread is a Kentucky tradition. Serve it on soft white bread for lovely bite-size sandwiches that are perfect for your next brunch or afternoon tea.

Recipe courtesy of Churchill Downs

Ready in
10 m
10 m
(prepare time)
1 m
(cook time)


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1/4 Cup grated yellow onion
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon chopped dill
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 drops green food color
  • Salt to taste


Cut cucumber in half-length ways and scrape out seeds.

Grate cucumber.

Place grated cucumber, onion and cream cheese in food processor bowl.

Puree until smooth.

Add sour cream, dill and seasoning to mixture.

Continue to puree until smooth.

Add food color and mix until well incorporated.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.