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Coloured with three simple ingredients: fresh turmeric for deep orange, beetroot for pink and red cabbage for a delightful shade of duck egg blue, these natural dyed Easter eggs are pretty just as pretty on the outside as they are in. Serve them for brunch with smoked trout (salmon or mackerel would also work), mayo and herbs.

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Natural Dyed Eggs with Salmon Mayo and HerbsEaster Recipes and Inspirations

Since it is almost Easter and eggs are an integral part of the holiday’s custom, I thought I’d share with you this simple recipe that’s tasty, pretty and works perfectly fine every time. Even when your senses of taste and smell are kaputt. But before I do, here are some cool Easter projects to get you and your family inspired, un-bored and well fed:

Keep warm, stay safe and have a very Happy Easter!

Natural Dyed Eggss

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs with Trout Mayo and Herbs
Recipe type: Easter, eggs, fish and eggs, egg dye, natural
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Serves: 2-4
Eggs: For best results use white-shelled eggs if you can find them (it is virtually impossible to in Australia, so use the palest brown eggs you can find), always organic free-range. Method and Timing: We cracked the eggs before dyeing to colour the egg whites in a pattern, this is optional, but works well for eggs that have already cracked. The dye takes time, longer on darker shells, so you may have to leave each egg in the dye for 2-3 hours. prepare extra dye containers if you want to colour more eggs and multiply the quantity of dye by the same number. Staining: both the turmeric and beetroot dyes can stain porous surfaces such as benchtops and floors. Make sure you work on layers of old newspaper or a plastic table cloth to protect the surfaces. This recipe shows how to dye 3 eggs, one each in pink, orange and duck egg blue. Assumes eggs have been boiled (for 3-5 minutes) beforehand. Serving suggestion follows.
For the natural dyes:
  • 1 small beetroot
  • 2cm piece fresh turmeric root
  • 1 packed cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 3 cups of water
For the Eggs with Trout Mayo and Herbs:
  • 3 natural dyed eggs
  • 25g smoked trout (salmon or mackerel)
  • 1 sprig spring onions
  • a few dill or fennel fronds
  • 2 tablespoons organic mayonnaise
  • pepper, to taste
  • wedge of lemon, to serve
To make the Beetroot (pink) or Turmeric (orange) Dyes:
  1. Blend beetroot or turmeric with 1 cup warm water. Transfer to a glass or a jar to dye the eggs.
To make the Red Cabbage (duck egg blue) Dye:
  1. Place cabbage in a small saucepan and add 1 cup water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes for the colour to develop. Discard cabbage and transfer to a glass or a jar to dye the eggs.
To dye boiled eggs in plain colours:
  1. Place an egg at a time into the dye and steep for 2-3 hours for a lighter shade, or overnight for a darker tint. Allow eggs to dry on a paper towel.
To dye boiled eggs - shells and whites in patterns:
  1. Crack each egg gently all over. Place an egg at a time into the dye and steep for 2-3 hours for a lighter shade, or overnight for a darker tint. Pat dry with a paper towel before peeling.
To serve the Eggs with Trout Mayo and Herbs:
  1. Cut eggs in half lengthways. Arrange on a serving plate. Top each egg with a little smoked fish, decorate with herbs. Season with pepper. Serve with a little mayo and a lemon wedge.


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9 Responses to Natural Dyed Easter Eggs with Trout Mayo and Herbs | Some News

  1. Steph says:

    Wow! Great work, considering too that you’ve been sick. And congrats on the Kidspot list. Totally deserved. You are an inspiration to me and I’m sure so many others!

  2. Cindy says:

    Such a super natural (& pretty) way to serve eggs. Must try. 🙂

  3. Mum to 4 says:

    I will be trying this with my little ones. They love decorating and eating eggs, so Easter is probably even more fun for them than Christmas. And I’m guessing some of the turmeric goodness stays on the eggs too? Congrats on the award lovely.

  4. Angela says:

    Hey thanks so much for linking to my baby carrots & hummus! i love the idea of using natural dyes for Easter eggs! love your blog 🙂
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  5. Hotly Spiced says:

    Congrats on making it to the finals of the competition. I love how your eggs are dyed with natural dyes. They look really pretty xx
    Hotly Spiced recently posted..Arabella’s Vegetarian BrunchMy Profile



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