With an increased interest towards leading a healthy lifestyle people have started to look out for clean eating options beside home cooked food too. They are becoming more and more conscious about what goes into the body and willing to make those required lifestyle changes. In order to gain from this lifestyle-change there are so many restaurants coming up with a menu dedicated to clean eating. Started out in Bangalore Nuts Over Salads is one such place newly opened in Jubilee Hills which is serving an array of dishes catering to the specific needs of clean eaters.
With clean interiors this quite little spot is located on Road no 36 right opposite to Croma showroom on the main road itself. The ingredients used in the preparations are freshly sourced and a huge importance is given to the quality. They have a wide selection to choose from salads, sandwiches, soups, pastas, cold pressed juices and healthy desserts.
We sat down to our meal with a salad and frankly I wasn’t expecting much. But to my surprise they were quite delicious and the use of ingredients was something to look for. The first salad we tried was Cauliflower Rice Salad with Lemon Orange Dressing, this was a perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors and the topping of dried apricots was enough to give that crunch. The other salad we tried was Black Rice Salad, topped with peanuts and served along with peanut satay sauce this bowl is any carb lovers fantasy. Flavor wise both of these were up to the mark but for me Cauliflower Rice Salad topped the list. Along with the salads we were also served Mushroom Soup, an in-house specialty the soup had rich earthy flavors from the mushrooms and went very well the crisp broiled baguette slice.
Post these delicious salads and soup came the appetizers and guess what it was? My favorite Chicken Wings! They give you an option to choose from different variants in sauces like sweet barbeque sauce or the fiery peri peri. The coating on these in house preparation is something which makes them unique. We also had Chicken Roulade, spinach and cheese rolled chicken breast served with a much hotter sauce than peri peri.
There mains menu is something where you have something or the other for every cuisine and taste bud. They have an elaborate menu serving Italian, Indian and Mexican cuisine. Me being me I ordered something form each of them, Fish Molee from the Indian, Basil Pesto Pasta from the Italian and Peri Peri Chicken Steak from the continental. All of these dishes served were done exceptionally well and had a perfect blend of flavors with nothing dominating the other. Fish Molee was their own version of good old Kerala Moilee Curry made with a twist and served on top of vermicelli noodles. The flavors were subtle and fish fillet was perfect. Basil Pasta had a very invigorating flavor coming in from the pine nut pesto and was one of my favorite from the dinner. Peri Peri Chicken Steak was well cooked and generously coated with the peri peri sauce, this was served with a side of grilled veggies and mashed potatoes.
The desserts here were something I was looking forward to and they did not disappoint. They were a healthy alternative to calorie laden sweets with no compromise on the taste. The use of jaggery and honey make them guilt free. Ragi Brownie was the best amongst the all, made out ragi grains and topped with vanilla ice cream, this surely was a treat. Not a chocolate lover myself Chocolate Mousse was something which I did not enjoy. This had a thick consistency and likely bitter taste from the dark chocolate it would surely be enjoyed by the chocolate lovers. Coming on to the service part, they nailed it here as well. With a limited number of service team, they made sure everything went well. Their warmth and keen attention to the needs of each and every diner was something that made them stand apart. The kitchen team was also very quick in turning around the orders received. Nuts Over Salads is one place which is definitely making a mark for itself by serving healthy alternatives to your junk needs at a very nominal cost. This place should definitely be tried out at least once for what they have to offer.