This green spread can be found (in Louisville, Kentucky) on all sorts of breads, beneath alfalfa sprouts or slices of bacon, or thinned with mayonnaise or sour cream and eaten as a dip. The late Miss Jennie C. Benedict, however, created it explicitly for dainty tea sandwiches. But that was in the 1890s.
- 6 oz. cream cheese
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and grated
- 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 tsp. Tabasco sauce
- Green food coloring