multicolored easter eggs dyed with natural dyes in a basket with blackberries, beet greens and turmeric on the table around the basket

Easter Eggs Dyed with Beets

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Make some gloriously pink eggs by using this recipe for beet dye! It’s easy and naturally fun to make Easter eggs dyed with beets. Check out other ways to dye eggs for Easter naturally as well.

easter eggs dyed with beets in a wicker basket with some setting around the basket

Pink is my favorite, and beets are a natural idea to dye Easter eggs because they stain everything you touch with them when you are prepping them to cook. They turn your insides pink too. Ha. So it’s a natural transition to use them to dye eggs.

Eggs dyed with beets

Beets make some of the brightest Easter eggs that we dyed naturally. There are many things that you can use to dye eggs such as coffee, tea, spices, herbs, berries, greens, and more. If you use the tops of the beets, you’ll get green eggs, so if you want that lovely bright pink color, make sure to cut all of the tops off the beets. And why not dye some green eggs with the tops. Ooh, great idea!

The funny thing about using vinegar and beets to dye eggs is the memory of my mom pickling beets and her and my dad eating them. They loved them. The smell of this brings that memory back. My dad would always make hard-boiled eggs and after all the beets were gone, he would use the juice to pickle the eggs and his breakfast eggs were pink. It was the funniest for me to see that.

white eggs, raw beets with tops, and bowls of clear liquid on the table

Beet dyed Easter eggs

What you need:

  • 1 Quart Water
  • 2 Large Beets, chopped up into pieces
  • 1 Cup White Vinegar
  • 12 Boiled Eggs
beets cleaned, cubed, and in a big stock pot

Check here for how to perfectly boil eggs every time.

What you do:

  • Place beets and water in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Let simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and stir in the vinegar.
  • You can still use the beets as a side dish for dinner.
  • Add your eggs.
  • Soak for as long as you’d like. We did 8 hours.
  • Remove the eggs from the dye and allow to dry.
boiled eggs in a bowl of red water (from beets)

More information:

  • It’s VITAL that you scrub your beets and trim them before slicing them and boiling them. Your eggs will turn brownish green if you don’t.
  • If you need to dye the eggs quicker, you can start out with fresh eggs and let them boil in the pot with the beets.
  • As the eggs dry, turn them to dry all sides.
  • What’s fun about this recipe is that each egg comes out unique with its own design and random shades of pink. It’s fun to see what you get with each one. So much more artisitic than store bought dyes.
basket of pink eggs, dyed with beets and beet juice, beets with tops and more eggs on the table around the basket

For more natural egg dyeing ideas, check these out:

  • Easter eggs dyed with blackberries
  • Easter eggs dyed with turmeric
  • Easter eggs dyed with black tea

For more Easter ideas, check out:

Is it safe to eat dyed Easter eggs? When our daughter was little, I always wondered if it was safe to eat eggs that had been sitting out. And there were so many, how long were they safe? Check this out for more information.

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