By   March 24, 2016

How to dye brown eggs/ Vera's Cooking/

I was so excited when I found a video on facebook  showing how to dye brown eggs using natural ingredients. I decided to give it a try and it worked! Not exactly how the video suggested, but it worked. So if you’re up to dying some eggs, and don’t like using artificial dyes, this post is for you! As you can see, the colors of the eggs are not too bright, but still look festive.


Yellow Dye

  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Blue Dye

  • 2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Red/Brown Dye

  • 1-2 beets/ sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Green Dye

  • yellow dye
  • blue dye

You’ll need hard-boil Brown Eggs.


Easter Eggs (1 of 8)

How to make yellow dye:

Mix turmeric powder with water and vinegar.

How to make red dye:

Boil sliced beets for about 15 minutes. Save the beets for a snack, or make a salad. Add vinegar to the water in which beets were cooking.

How to make blue dye:

Add purple cabbage to the salted boiling water, bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cabbage turns deep blue. Strain the water, add vinegar.

How to make green dye:

Set eggs in yellow dye for couple of hours, then in blue dye for couple of hours.

Easter Eggs (2 of 8) Easter Eggs (3 of 8)

Note: The longer the eggs are in the dye, the more vibrant the colors will be.

Easter Eggs (4 of 8)

You can leave eggs in a dye overnight. I left them for several hours while running errands and taking kids to afterschool activities, and this is what I’ve got. As you can see the “red” is not much of a red, rather rich brown. Maybe I’ll use more beets and less water next time? Anyhow, I loved the idea of not using artificial dyes on our food, and pretty happy with the results.

Easter Eggs (1 of 1)-2

I hope you have a great Easter weekend! Enjoy!

8 Comments on “HOW TO DYE BROWN EGGS

  1. Olena@iFOODreal

    Hi, my friend. We think alike and I did exactly the same BUT I used natural dyes in a package I had from some swag bag from a conference. They are indeed made with turmeric and beets haha. I posted similar picture with fake plastic straw grass or whatever that is LOL. Too funny. I too have brown eggs. No white organic eggs I ever seen here.
    I hope all is well and you are ready for a spring break. 😀

    1. Vera Post author

      Oh, how interesting! I’ve got the idea from you-tube video, and just went for it. Where did you post your picture? I can’t seem to find it neither on your blog nor your facebook page. Our chickens laying all kinds of colorful eggs. The color of the egg depends on the breed of the chicken. We feed them organic non-GMO feed, and the chickens are free-range. They’re doing so good I might have to start selling eggs 😀 Our spring break is just now starting, and I hope for a good sunny weather, but this is not what’s in a forecast, so we’ll see. If its nice out, we should go hiking sometime, what do you think?

      1. Olena@iFOODreal

        I posted picture here

        YES for hiking. Maybe on the weekend as my kids’ spring break is over. Not this weekend because my oldest one has a sprained foot.

        You should put a sign by your driveway with Organic Eggs for sale. I always buy if I see sign. Why not make extra $$$?

        1. Vera Post author

          We live on dead end street with no neighbors, LOL. No sign will help here. Are eggs allowed across the border?

          1. Olena@iFOODreal

            Put an arrow from a street before that that has traffic. We have those farmers in our area.
            Idk. Haven’t shopped in the US for months. Rules change al the time.

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