Warning – Purple Haze

“When I am old I shall wear purple”     ‘Warning’ by Jenny Joseph

This is NOT purple
This is NOT purple

It all started with the Purple Ukraine Tomatoes (allegedly) that I have been growing in the greenhouse.  Now I’m not about to argue the point,  but as you can see here, this tomato can hardly be described as purple! A rather interesting shade of red with a darker (brown) tint across the top perhaps…..but definitely NOT purple

I was onto my chosen colour theme for lunch, however, so I persisted. Beetroot had been bought and cooked and they are very good for blood pressure (especially important when confronted with the idiosyncracy of a tomato).  The result:

Purple Haze


  • 1 small handful purple lollo rosso leaves
  • 1 medium beetroot, diced
  • 1 nectarine sliced
  • 1 purple Ukraine tomato
  • 4 purple pansy heads
  • flaked almonds
  • dressing made from balsamic vinegar, olive oil, grainy mustard


Very simple, really.  Throw everything into a bowl, toss in the dressing and try to enjoy (even if the colour of the tomato is wrong).


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