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Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Color your farm-fresh eggs with natural dyes to add pretty colors to your table at breakfast or brunch or even in an Easter basket.

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by Heidi StrawnFebruary 18, 2009

Natural Egg Dyes
Photo by Karen Keb Acevedo

<< Here are some egg-centric recipes to try>>

Whatever kind of egg you raise on your farm or like to serve–quail, chicken, duck, goose–you can enhance their color, naturally.

Using natural items saved from the garden–or even coffee grounds, choose from one of the colors below, experiment and enjoy the results:

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  • Red: beets, cranberries, raspberries
  • Blue: blueberries or red cabbage leaves
  • Beige: strong coffee
  • Orange: carrots, yellow onion skins
  • Yellow: turmeric
  • Green: spinach, swiss chard leaves

To Color:

  • Place eggs in a pan with water to cover and a teaspoon of white vinegar.
  • Add material to be used as a coloring agent and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove coloring material and let eggs dry.

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