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Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs, a fun way to get Easter started. Dying eggs with onion skins to get the red colour, and with turmeric to get a lovely yellow is not only a lot easier, but also healthier, since no chemicals come into contact with the eggs. Quick, easy, the best Orthodox Easter tradition.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: easter recipes
Servings: 16 eggs
Calories: 89 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 16 eggs
  • 8 red onions
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • oil to add shine to the eggs
  1. To get a red colour, add 8 eggs to a pan, remove the skins from the onions and place over the eggs.

  2. Next, cover the eggs and onion skins with water and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar.

  3. Boil for at least10-15 minutes, so that the eggs can get a lovely colour. You can leave them longer, if you want a darker colour.

  4. Remove from the heat and place them on a kitchen towel. Polish them with any oil to make them nice and shiny.
  5. To get the yellow colour, add 2-3 cups of water to a pan together with the turmeric and the rest of the vinegar, and leave to boil for 5 minutes.

  6. Add the rest of the eggs, and boil for a further 10-15 minutes until you get a deep yellow colour.

  7. Remove from the pan, and polish them with oil for a good shine.

Nutrition Facts
Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 239IU5%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.