Naturally Dyed Eggs

Photo: psfreeman

Color your Easter eggs with dyes made at home using fruits, vegetables and spices. Experiment with other colorful ingredients such as red cabbage, blackberries, coffee, tea, ground paprika or grape juice. Recipe from the Whole Foods Market website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/3230.

Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 cup(s) roughly chopped, raw beets (for pink/red)
  • OR
  • 2 cup(s) blueberries, crushed (for blue/purple)
  • OR
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground turmeric (for yellow)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) distilled white vinegar
  • Hard-boiled eggs

Preparation

  1. Put your choice of coloring ingredient (beets, blueberries or turmeric) into a small pot with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids, and then stir in vinegar. Set aside to let cool until warm or room temperature.

  2. To color eggs, submerge in dye, turning often for even coating, until desired color is reached. For more colors, dye eggs first in one color, then wipe dry and dye in a second color.
February 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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