Spotlight on Fresh: Avocado White Bean Dosas With Tomato & Cilantro


Ever since I started integrating more vegetarian and vegan meals into my diet, I’ve been eating and exploring many different kinds of beans and legumes and the foodie in me is super happy because of it!  I’m a huge fan of kidney beans (red and white ones), black beans, lentils, chickpeas, the list goes on…and on and on 😀  Beans offer so many vital nutrients (iron, fibre, and protein among others) and they scream, “I am hearty and delicious and I can be your meal!”  I love starting with a bean and building a great meal around it with vegetables and great sauces. 

Beans with avocado is one of my favourite food combinations and Fresh offers a great appetizer on their menu: white bean and avocado dosas!  Dosas are a cross between pancakes and crepes and are popular in Indian cuisine.  They’re super soft on the insides and crispy on the outside, and quite honestly, I’d eat these even without any filling in them because they’re so delicious!  The dosas are filled with large white kidney beans and chopped red onion, and they’re slathered with spicy chipotle avocado sauce.  Tomatoes and cilantro are served alongside, as well as a wedge of lime for a squirt of fresh citrus flavour! 

Fresh has a fantastic selection of juices, shakes, rice, noodles, wraps, burritos, soups, and vegan and vegetarian style “pub” food, like sweet potato fries and garlic mayo and quinoa battered onion rings, as well as dosas with different fillings and corn tortilla starters that function just as great as actual main meal items.  You can take a look at my first Fresh post here, and visit their fab website here.  I’m really excited to post these because tomorrow, I’m going to show you all a great salad dish that my mum and I whipped up over the weekend, inspired by these yummy dosas!


Fresh currently serves 3 locations in downtown Toronto:

  1. 326 Bloor St. West (right off the intersection of Spadina Ave. and Bloor St. West, just east of Spadina)
  2. 894 Queen St. West (at the intersection of Crawford St. and Queen St. West, near Trinity Bellwoods Park)
  3. 147 Spadina Ave. (near the intersection of Spadina Ave. and Queen St. West, a block south of Queen)

Appetizers and starters range in price from $3 up to $11 for larger sharing plates.

4 thoughts on “Spotlight on Fresh: Avocado White Bean Dosas With Tomato & Cilantro

  1. i remember sampling a bit of maree’s when we went for dinner and it was super tasty! i do however, hate cilantro… i’d have to ask them to make it without!

    • Oh, I totally know what you mean about cilantro, it’s one of those love it or hate it things. I really like cilantro but I know plenty of people who don’t, so I will write a mental sticky note to not make you anything with cilantro in it at my future dinner parties, haha.

      I’m making my way through the Fresh menu, I had something from 4 categories so far, yay! I’ve had a starter (the dosas), a burger (w/o the bun), a burrito (w/o the tortilla), and a soba noodle bowl. You have probably lapped the menu several times, haven’t you? Hee.

  2. lol, i’m totally one of those people who will find something they love on a menu and constantly order that one thing instead of trying something new.

    i’ve definitely had a bunch of their burgers and bowls (sometimes i order w/ soba noodles, sometimes i just get it w/ rice) , soups of the day and a few appetizers. i’ve also had the prix fixe. right now, i LOVE their one special called the “Number 88” – i hope they add it as a permanent dish on their menu because i LOVE it. i’ve never had any of their salads because i’m not a big salad fan, oddly enough (being a vegetarian and all!).

    • Oh I was totally the same way with Freshii, I ordered only the Bliss bowl for the longest time until I caved and went nuts on the little clipboard, haha. And it’s sad that they don’t have your Number 88 at Fresh anymore! I didn’t get to try it out before it went away, oh well. But our grilled veggie and pesto was SO GOOD, ahhh. And so was the cupcake ❤

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