Learn how to make Broccoli and Bean Dip, one of Rita's recipes with folate to reduce dementia risk.

Broccoli and Bean Dip


  • 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2½ cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Steam broccoli florets in microwave until very tender, about 2 minutes. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking; drain. Transfer to blender or food processor. 
  2. Add beans, lemon juice, green onion, garlic and oil. Puree until smooth. Season with pepper and additional red pepper flakes, if needed. Serve with assorted raw veggies.

Makes 1½ cups.