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The Hirshon Kentucky Kickin’ Benedictine Spread


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Ingredients

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  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened and at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. Mayonnaise – TFD endorses Duke’s
  • Heaping ½ cup Mt. Olive Simply Relish Deli Style dill pickle relish
  • ⅔ cup Marinated Cucumbers (recipe follows), chopped and drained, plus more for garnish
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 large fresh spinach leaves, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 small stem fresh tarragon
  • 1 green garlic, white part only, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. chopped dill, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Thinly-sliced soft white or brown bread, crusts cut off, for serving
  • Finely-chopped soft bacon
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  • MARINATED CUCUMBERS
  • 4 medium Kirby cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 ½ tsp. Wasabi powder
  • 1 tbsp. Urfa Biber pepper flakes (strongly preferred) or red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. freshly-ground dill seed

Instructions

  1. For the Marinated Cucumbers: Thinly slice cucumbers and place in a medium mixing bowl. Combine sugar, pepper flakes, wasabi, salt and dill seed then sprinkle mixture over cucumber slices. Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then drain.
  2. For the spread – combine all other ingredients in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
  3. Spread onto bread rounds or triangles with the crusts cut off and garnish with a marinated cuke slice and some crumbed soft bacon.
  • Prep Time: 0 hours
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  • Category: Recipes

Nutrition

  • Calories: 600.36 kcal
  • Sugar: 25.22 g
  • Sodium: 1148.43 mg
  • Fat: 47.98 g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.75 g
  • Fiber: 3.23 g
  • Protein: 10.16 g
  • Cholesterol: 128.96 mg
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