Easter Eggs with Natural Dye

Easter Eggs with All Natural Dyes

Happy Easter!

In our family a holiday is not complete without a project.  This Easter we decided to dye our eggs using only natural products. The verdict is unanimous: much more beautiful than any artificial colour….and so much more fun!


Eggs Dyed With Red Cabbage

and Red Beets







White eggs
4 tbsp white vinegar
1 red beet (brown)
½ a head of red cabbage (blue)
200g spinach (light green)
1 tbsp turmeric (light yellow)
A few pretty leaves
A pair of latex gloves


  1. Hard-boil the eggs (Click here for Julia Child’s method for boiling eggs).
  2. Chop the cabbage into chunks. Place into a pot and cover with water.
  3. Peel the beets and cut into cubes. (Protect your hands with gloves).Place into a pot and cover with water.
  4. Place spinach in a pot with water.
  5. Place turmeric in a pot with water.
  6. Bring the pots of water to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the water has reached the desired colour (your eggs will be a lighter shade than the dye). I cooked the beets and cabbage for one hour and the cabbage for around three hours.
  7. Pour the dye into individual jars.
  8. Add 1 tbsp vinegar to each of the jars.
  9. Allow the dye to cool.
  10. Place a leaf on each egg and wrap tightly in a piece of stocking. Attach a long piece of string to the egg (this will make it easy to place in the dye and remove them when done).
  11. Place the jars in the fridge over night.
  12. Remove the eggs and cut off the stockings (protect your hands with gloves).
    • afracooking said:

      Totally agree – you can dye your egg and eat it 😉 Not linke those glaring artificial colours that look like pure poison 😉

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