Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Forget the Paas kit this year! Try making natural Easter egg dyes from vegetables. Make a rainbow of Easter eggs using just 4 common ingredients.

Ingredients

Red beets 1 Pound , chopped
Purple cabbage head 1 Pound , chopped (1/2 head)
Turmeric powder 2 Tablespoon
White vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Hard boiled egg 12
Water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (adjust quantity as per requirement)

Directions

MAKING:

In a pot, boil beet with water and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid into jar and add vinegar to it.

Add hardboiled eggs into the colored liquid and allow to rest.

For pink eggs, allow to rest for 10-30 minutes.

For rust-red eggs, allow to rest for 1 hour.

For brown eggs, allow to rest for more than an hour.

In a pot, boil purple cabbage with water and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid into jar and add vinegar to it.

Add hardboiled eggs into the colored liquid and allow to rest.

For pale blue eggs, allow to rest for 10-30 minutes.

For robin blue eggs, allow to rest for 2-3 hours.

For deep aqua or royal blue, allow to rest for 8-12 hours.

For purple eggs, allow to rest for 1 hour and dry well. Then again allow to rest in beet liquid dye for 30 minutes.

In a pot, boil turmeric with water and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid into jar and add vinegar to it.

Add hardboiled eggs into the colored liquid and allow to rest.

For bright yellow eggs, allow to rest for 10-30 minutes.

For golden yellow eggs, allow to rest overnight.

For orange eggs, allow to rest for 30 minutes and dry well. Then again allow to rest in beet liquid dye for 10 minutes.

For green eggs, allow to rest for 30 minutes and dry well. Then again allow to rest in cabbage liquid dye for 30-60 minutes.

Once done, remove excess dye by rinsing with water and allow to dry on egg cartons.

SERVING:

Serve and enjoy Easter!

TIPS:

For stripes, wrap a rubber band around egg before putting into dye.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 123Calories from Fat 57

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 101 mg4.21%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet