How to Naturally Color Eggs
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, skin peeled
  • Water
  • 1 Beetroot, chopped
  • ⅓ purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp salt, divided
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar, divided
  • Bottles for soaking the eggs in colored water
  1. In 3 separate pots, bring 2 cups each water to a boil. To one add beet chopped, to other cabbage and to third pot turmeric. Let them simmer for good 15-20 minutes until you get a desired dark color.
  2. Take them off heat and strain each one in individual bowls.
  3. To each one, add 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp salt each. Let them come to room temperature.
  4. To them add 2 hard boiled and peeled eggs each. At this point, I like adding eggs in separate bottles say 2 eggs in 3 separate bottles each and filling them up with the three colored waters.
  5. Close the lid and let them sit in refrigerator overnight.
  6. Once you achieve the desired color, gently pull out the eggs and let them dry. Once dry, wipe them clean with a paper towel and enjoy.
  7. We enjoyed them with a spicy tex-mex style deviled egg filling. Recipe coming soon.
As you can see in pictures, I initially wrapped them with a twine to give a tie and die sort of look. But I found that color did seep in the places where I had wrapped the egg with a twine. So you can still see little blurry lines running all around the egg but not that clear.
But if you are interested in creating this look, simple tie twine around the peeled eggs and follow the procedure as written above.
As you can see, these eggs are dyed using all natural vegetable and spice colors. So you can easily enjoy them in any form. For Easter brunch they will be a hit!
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at