Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs by chiliandtonic | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
"These eggs are naturally dyed using red cabbage and grains, small flowers, and sprouts."
-- @chiliandtonic
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Prep time 24hrs
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 20


  • 1 head red cabbage
  • 1/ 2 cup white vinegar
  • 20 white eggs
  • 14 cups water
  • olive oil, as needed

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Twine
  • Various Grains
  • Stockings or Cheesecloth
  • Sprouts, flowers and various leaves


  • Step 1

    Bring the cabbage to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes, let cool completely. Set aside. When cool enough to handle, pull leaves of cabbage apart and leave in the pot.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, prepare little pouches from stockings or cheesecloth or any other material that can contain the egg.

  • Step 3

    Place some herbs and grains in the pouch, then drop in your egg, wrap tightly and tie with twine

  • Step 4

    Continue until most of the eggs are wrapped, you can leave some without anything, they will just be blue.

  • Step 5

    You can gently move around the grains inside the pouches so they are in your desired place, but they will expand once you start to boil your eggs.

  • Step 6

    Place all the eggs in the pot under the cabbage leaves, adding water as needed to cover all the eggs.

  • Step 7

    Add the vinegar and bring the pot to a boil. Let simmer for a few minutes (2-3) and remove from the heat.

  • Step 8

    Let cool overnight. The short boiling period and longer cooling will result in hard-boiled eggs

  • Step 9

    The next day, remove the eggs from the pot and the stockings and wash, let dry completely. Rub each egg with olive oil until shiny and place on a paper towel.