You will need:

  • 12 Pastured Hard-boiled eggs
  • Coloring agents (see note)
  • Pot for each color of egg dye
  • Water
  • Mesh strainer
  • Spoon or ladle to remove eggs
  • Egg carton


We used both brown and white eggs. After dying them we could not tell which eggs were originally brown and which were originally white.

Place the eggs in the refrigerator while they are soaking if you are planning to eat them.

Coloring agents:

  • Red: 2 cups yellow onion peels
  • Oranges: 1 TBSP Turmeric
  • Blues: 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • Pinks: 2 cups peeled and grated beets


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
train the dye.

Bring a covered pot of water to boil with the coloring agent. You will need 2 cups of water or enough to cover the coloring agent by 1 inch (whichever is greater).

Step 2

Simmer on low for 15-60 minutes. The eggs will be several shades lighter than the water color. Simmer until you have a color several shades darker than the egg color you desire.

Step 3

Cool to room temperature and strain the dye.

Step 4

Add 1 TBSP of vinegar for each cup of liquid.

Step 5

Soak the eggs in the color agent of your choice for 1-3 hours.