Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Serves: 1 dozen
  • 2 cups raw beets, chopped; or 2 cups blueberries, crushed; or 2 cups spinach, chopped; or 1 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs
  1. Tip: Hard-boil eggs and make the dyes the day before to save time.
  2. In a small pot with 2 cups water, add your coloring ingredient of choice and bring to a
  3. boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Add vinegar and let cool to warm or room temperature.
  4. When ready to dye, place each dye in its own bowl. Submerge hard-boiled egg in dye, turning consistently until coated evenly. Leaving eggs in the dye longer will create a darker color.
  5. Patterns: You can add patterns to your eggs by wrapping them with rubber bands prior to dyeing. You can also press real flowers and leaves onto eggs and tightly wrap eggs with a cheese cloth or stocking.
  6. Feel free to play around with more patterns and colors by submerging eggs in multiple colors (just wipe eggs dry between dye bowls).
Recipe by Northwest Fresh at