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Blue Natural Egg Dye & Egg Coloring


From EatingWell:  March/April 2013

Try this easy egg dye recipe to make a natural dye for coloring Easter eggs. Egg coloring made from red cabbage dyes white eggs a gorgeous shade of blue. For best results, be sure to soak your eggs in the dye for at least 4 hours, but not longer than 24 hours.

3-4 eggs dyed | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 5 1/4 hours



  1. Place cabbage in a medium bowl. Pour boiling water over the cabbage and let steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours to extract the color.
  2. Strain the dyeing liquid from the cabbage into another medium bowl. Stir in vinegar; add eggs. Refrigerate the eggs in the dye for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day. Longer soaking will give a more vivid color, but limit soak time to 24 hours.
  3. Remove the eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon. Let dry on a wire rack. If you plan to eat the eggs, refrigerate for up to 1 week.


Per egg : 72 Calories; 5 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 186 mg Cholesterol; 0 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 71 mg Sodium; 69 mg Potassium

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat

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