Natural Easter Egg Dye

March 31, 2017
Color your easter eggs naturally this year!

I actually took this picture from last year, but I figured I should snap a quick pic since I was going to dye eggs before easter 2017 and you can’t post a natural easter egg dye recipe after easter. Below I have the recipe, but I’m going to tell you the few changes I’m going to make since last year.

The cabbage makes beautiful blue eggs! They’re actually really stunning in person! So I’m definitely doing that again!

The beets are also a beautiful maroon-ish red-ish color, except you can’t tell from this picture because I made a mistake. I had already dunked them once and they were gorgeous! But then I wondered if I dunked them back in if they’d get even darker (for the picture) big mistake! somehow dunking them back in actually removed some of their color! So don’t re-submerge the beet eggs after dying them.

The yellow is a pretty color but I felt like the turmeric was hard to strain and it left a kind of grainy feeling on the eggs. That’s why I added the yellow onion below I’m going to use it instead of the turmeric this year, it’s supposed to make orange but I haven’t tried it yet, so we’ll see!

Honestly I’d be happy with just the cabbage and beets they really make beautifully colored eggs, but I think the kids enjoy having another color added to the bunch! 

Ingredients

  • 3 beets, chopped – pink/red
  • 1 purple cabbage, chopped – blue
  • 2 tablespoons tumeric – yellow
  • 1 yellow onion – orange
  • White eggs, hard boiled

Steps

  • Put beets, cabbage and turmeric in separate pots, fill with water (1 cup water per 1 cup chopped vegetables)
  • Bring water to a boil, then simmer covered for about 30 minutes
  • Strain the dye add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to each cup of dye
  • Submerge the eggs in the dye, the longer you keep them in the darker their color will be
  • Eat or hide as you would regular dyed easter eggs
Happy Easter!

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