Caribbean Easter Egg Dye Recipe

Matt R. Updated

This Easter egg recipe calls for red cabbage and results in a beautiful holiday item.

Homemade Easter Eggs Photo

I’ll admit it: I have no kids (unless you want to count my two cats...which I’m guessing you don’t), nor do I have any nieces or nephews. Basically, I have no age-appropriate reason to be dying Easter eggs.

And yet: This year, dying Easter eggs was exactly what I wanted to do! But I didn’t want to use traditional packaged dyes, which are full of chemicals that I wouldn’t really want all over my own hands, much less all over the hands of little ones.

And so: Off I went in pursuit of homemade, natural Easter egg dyes, free of artificial colors and mysterious, unpronounceable chemicals.

And, as it turns out, our friends at Le Creuset have been feeling the exact same way about dying Easter eggs this year! In celebration a few of their beautiful French oven colors – especially their new, cheery yellow, Soleil – they created some natural dyes to match. Caribbean blue, bright yellow, vibrant purple – these are some incredibly fun colors!

Easter Egg Dyes

The fine folks at Le Creuset were even kind enough to send me my own French oven in their new Soleil color, and let me tell you: that is one fine piece of cookware! The cheery yellow color is absolute perfection in my blue and yellow kitchen, and the French oven is perfect for everything from preparing a roast to simmering soups and stews to hard-boiling Easter eggs. The possibilities are endless.

Happy egg dying!

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The following Easter egg recipes are courtesy of Stephie:

Pink Easter Egg Dye Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 small Beets, washed and cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 4 large Eggs

Directions

  1. Place the quartered beets and 3-4 uncooked eggs in the bottom of a small saucepan.
  2. Cover with enough cool water to cover the eggs by about 1 inch, and add the vinegar.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat; remove from heat, cover, and set a timer for 15 minutes.
  4. At the end of the 15 minutes, remove the lid, place the eggs in a bowl and strain the dye into the bowl.
  5. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to cool.
  6. Leave the eggs in the dye for as little as one hour or as much as 12, until desired color hue is achieved.
  7. Remove eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon and place on a rack in the fridge to dry.
     
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 egg
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 76mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Red-Orange Easter Egg Dye

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 cups Boiling Water, boiling
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 4 large Eggs

Directions

  1. Place the paprika in a bowl.
  2. Add the boiling water and vinegar, stirring to combine.
  3. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then add 3-4 freshly-cooked hard-boiled eggs.
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator; leave eggs in the dye for as little as 1 hour or as many as 12, until desired color hue is achieved.
  5. Remove eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon and place on a rack in the fridge to dry.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 egg
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 76mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Blue-Gray Easter Egg Dye Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 cups Boiling Water, boiled
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 4 large Eggs

Directions

  1. Place the blueberries in a bowl.
  2. Add the boiling water and vinegar, stirring to combine.
  3. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, strain the dye, then add 3-4 freshly-cooked hard-boiled eggs.
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator; leave eggs in the dye for as little as 1 hour or as many as 12, until desired color hue is achieved.
  5. Remove eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon and place on a rack in the fridge to dry.

**To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a pot. Cover with about 1 inch of cool water. Bring to a boil over high heat; immediately remove from heat, cover, and set a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove lid and run cool water over the eggs to halt cooking.**

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 egg
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 76mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

The following Easter egg recipes are courtesy of Le Creuset:

Cassis Easter Egg Dye Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large Eggs
  • 8 cups Boiling Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 2 cups Grape Juice

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot. Add water, vinegar and grape juice.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
  3. Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs. Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color.
  4. Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 egg
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 76mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Soleil Easter Egg Dye Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large Eggs
  • 8 cups Boiling Water
  • 1 teaspoon Tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add water, vinegar and tumeric.
  3. Gently stir to dissolve tumeric. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl to cool. Keep refrigerated.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 76mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Caribbean Easter Egg Dye Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large Eggs
  • 8 cups Boiling Water
  • 1/4 head Red Cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot. Add water, vinegar and cabbage.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
  3. Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color.
  5. Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 egg
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 76mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.