DIY Turmeric-Dyed Easter Eggs

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Naturally dying Easter eggs at home is simple. Like really, really simple. No need to purchase chemical-based yellow food coloring from the store when you’ve already got golden turmeric in your pantry! Use this culinary spice to color hard-boiled eggs with a pastel yellow hue. Once you’ve experimented with turmeric, graduate to bolder ingredients such as beet powder and spirulina to make beautiful magenta and emerald green eggs!

Natural Turmeric-Dyed Yellow Easter Eggs |

Natural Turmeric-Dyed Yellow Easter Eggs |
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DIY Turmeric-Dyed Easter Eggs

Servings 12 eggs
Calories 86 kcal


You’ll also need:

  • Small pot
  • Metal tongs
  • Empty egg carton or dish
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Metal whisk


  1. In small pot, bring water and turmeric to boil. Stir and reduce to medium-high heat; cook for 1 more minute.
  2. Once turmeric dissolves, stir with whisk and filter liquid through strainer into bowl. Cool in refrigerator for 1 hour (or 2-3 hours at room temperature).
  3. Once cooled, stir in vinegar. Using tongs, dip one egg into mixture and transfer to egg carton. Repeat with remaining eggs. Dry completely for 8-12 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Remember to cool hard-boiled eggs completely before dying.
  • Making an Easter basket? Don’t forget to include better-for-you Easter candy for the ultimate holiday treat!
  • Shop high-quality, affordable turmeric in bulk at!

Nutrition Facts
DIY Turmeric-Dyed Easter Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 egg)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.