Greek Easter Eggs

Greek Easter Eggs Recipe

Greek children dye red Easter eggs, to commemorate the blood of the Crucifixion. Instead of using artificial dyes, make your red Easter eggs the traditional way: with onion skins! Boil red onion skins in a vinegar solution, and it creates a dye that will turn your boiled eggs various shades of red. Use them for decoration or a lovely Paskha bread.

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Total Time

55 Minutes

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      • 12 Large Eggs (At Room Temperature)
      • Skins From 15 Red Onions
      • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
      • 4 1/2 Cups Water
      • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Add onion skins, water and white vinegar to a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the lid and let it simmer for 3o minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture and allow to cool in a bowl at room temperature.
  3. Add the strained dye and eggs to a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggs and place them on a rack to cool.
  5. Once cooled, coat the eggs with olive oil or polish with the paper towel. Refrigerate until use.

Nutrition & Cost Facts


84 kcal


0.32 g


6 g


5 g

Cost Per Serving


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