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Dye Easter Eggs With Onion Skin (Video)

Easter eggs are a welcome sign of spring, as well as a fun kitchen project, made even more enjoyable when you use natural, homemade dye.

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Dye Easter Eggs With Onion. Is it hard or is it easy?
The Easter holiday season always reminds me of the cherished traditions and memories of my childhood. One such tradition is the fond memory of my grandmother making beautifully coloured Easter eggs with onion skins.

For those interested in creating their own onion skin dyed Easter eggs, we’ve put together a recipe. Keep in mind that this recipe is specifically for yellow onions, which will result in yellow-orange eggs.
However, red onions can also be used to achieve a similar effect and create naturally red dyed eggs.


Dye Easter Eggs With Onion Skin (Video)

Cooking method: Boiling
Recipe keys: Dyed Easter Eggs
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
5 min 15 min 120 min 140 min
Servings: 5 person
Calories: 65kcal
Best season: spring

How To Dye Easter Eggs With Onion Skin?

The tradition of dyeing Easter eggs has been around for centuries and remains a popular activity for families and friends during the Easter holiday season. Although many people opt for commercial dyes, there is a natural alternative that can produce stunning results.
In this article, we delve into the fascinating history and origin of dyeing eggs with onion peels and provide you with a detailed guide on how to create your own beautifully colored Easter eggs.

Dyeing Easter eggs with natural ingredients can be traced back to ancient times, where cultures such as the Persians and Egyptians used materials like onion peels, tree bark, and flowers to decorate eggs. These early civilizations associated eggs with new life and fertility, and the practice of using natural dyes to color them during the spring season was a way to celebrate these themes.

In the Christian tradition, Easter eggs represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life he brought. Early Christians adopted the practice of dyeing eggs as a way to honor the Easter holiday and express joy and hope for the future.
Today, dyeing eggs remains an important and beloved part of Easter celebrations around the world.



  1. Place one of flower,

    leaf or dill over an egg.

  2. Wrap the hosiery over the egg.
    Pull and tie tightly to hold the flower or leaf in place.

  3. Repeat this steps with the rest of the eggs.

  4. In 1 liter of water put the onion skins and the eggs to boil.

  5. Let it boil for 10 minutes, then set aside for 2 hours.

  6. After 2 hours remove from pan and hosiery also.

  7. Spread with a little fat or lard. In this way the eggs became shiny.

    Enjoy! Good Appetite!

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