Low-Fat Benedictine

Low-Fat Benedictine
Low-Fat Benedictine


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 (8-ounce) package low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot sauce
  • Spirulina powder
  • Whole wheat bread or pita
  • Low fat mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • Fresh herbs, to garnish


Peel cucumber and slice in half lengthwise; remove seeds with a small spoon. Place cucumber in a food processor and pulse about 5 times, until cucumber is minced. Place cucumber into a small glass mixing bowl. Place onion in the food processor, pulsing until it is finely chopped. Add onion to cucumber. Add cream cheese and stir well with a spatula. Add salt, hot sauce, and spirulina powder (for coloring). Cut wheat bread slices and spread a small amount of mayonnaise each one. Spread cheese mixture on another slice and place on top. Garnish with fresh herbs.