Raise your hand if you’re someone who’s all about decorating Easter eggs, but ready to retire conventional food coloring. Us too. This year it’ll be easy to kiss those old methods goodbye thanks to some readily available natural ingredients. Follow this easy recipe to make red eggs with beet powder, yellow eggs with turmeric, and green eggs with spirulina!
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Yield: 12 eggs
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 24 hours
Add eggs to a large pot and cover with at least 1 inch of water. Bring water to a boil, then turn off heat and let eggs sit for 10 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and plunge them into an ice bath to cool. Return eggs to carton to rest.
Whisk 4 cups water and beet powder in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Pour dye into a glass container and add 1 tablespoon vinegar. Add 4 eggs and gently swirl to coat, making sure eggs are covered completely with water. Refrigerate until you’re happy with the color—the longer they sit, the more intense the color will be. Remove eggs from the glass jar and place in a cardboard carton to dry completely before peeling and eating.
Repeat the same process with the turmeric, spirulina, and remaining eggs and vinegar. The color will be matte, so here’s a tip: For shinier eggs, rub them with a bit of coconut oil.
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