These dyed deviled eggs make your spring lunch pop with color! Learn how to dye hard boiled eggs naturally.
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Colorful Deviled Eggs For Spring
When the flowers start to bloom, I start wanting to make my food bright and colorful too! These deviled eggs are just as cheerful and happy as the decorated Easter eggs they came from.
I just LOVE the idea of dying the egg whites, don’t you? It really makes them so much more fun to eat. Plus, when you are setting the table for your spring time lunch, these will really dress it up.
What You Need Before You Start Making Deviled Eggs
These tools and supplies are gonna make everything go so much faster!
- Bowls (deep enough to submerge eggs)
- Slotted spoon
- Piping bag and star tip (optional)
- Liquid or gel food coloring
How To Make Dyed Deviled Eggs
Do you already have a favorite recipe for deviled eggs? If not, I’ll share mine. I love to use sweet pickle relish in my deviled eggs. I think it gives it a vibrant zing!
First, you will hard boil your eggs. I have a few go-to methods for doing this.
My favorite way to hard boil eggs is on the stove. I follow the tips from The Stay At Home Chef and they come out perfect every single time. Ali from Gimme Some Oven has tips that show you how to hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot.
After you hard boil the eggs, remove the yolks, make your filling, and then get ready for the fun – dying the egg whites!
Dying Deviled Eggs With Food Coloring
Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl of water. You can make as many different colors as you want! The way to make your eggs brighter/more vibrant is to use more food coloring.
Let the egg white sit in the food coloring and water mixture for about 5-10 minutes. The longer you leave it in the water, the darker the eggs will be.
Use a Piping Bag For the Yolk Mixture
Honestly, using 2 spoons will work to scoop the yolk mixture back into the eggs. I just know that when I used a piping bag it was so much faster.
Another tip: wait until the dyed egg whites are completely dry before you add the yolk mixture. Otherwise, you will have food coloring in the filling. Not the end of the world, but it makes it look better this way.
Add Your Favorite Toppings
After you add your filling, you can sprinkle the paprika on top. What are some other things you like adding to deviled eggs? Have fun with them! Here are some other deviled egg toppings I have seen:
- Jalapeno Slices
- Green onions
How To Store Deviled Eggs
Honestly, if you are planning on making them ahead of time, store the yolk mixture and the egg whites in separate airtight containers. Once you try to add them together the texture will change (and not in a good way).
After you make deviled eggs, they will only last about 2 days in the refrigerator. The egg whites and yolk mixture will last about 3 days if you keep them separated.
- 6 Hard-boiled Eggs
- 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- ½ tablespoon mustard
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Paprika for garnish
- Boil eggs for 10-12 min. Salt the water while boiling to make it easier to peel the shell.
- Remove eggs from the stove and place them in an ice bath to stop the cooking.
Set up coloring station by placing 1-2 drops of neon gel food coloring or 3-4 drops of liquid food color in the bottom of a small bowl. Add cold water and stir until the color is saturated. (add more or less color depending on the hue you want to achieve.)
- Once the eggs cool, peel eggs and slice in half.
- Place egg whites into the colored water and let sit 5-10 mins depending on the shade you want to reach. Drain on paper towels cavity side down.
- Remove the yolks with a spoon and place them in a bowl.
- Add mayo, mustard, and relish and mix.
- At this point taste the mixture and add salt and pepper to your liking. You don’t want a soupy mixture so be mindful of how much relish and mayo you add.
- Mix yolk mixture well and place in the fridge.
- Once eggs whites have dried (10-15 mins) place on a serving tray and fill cavities with the yolk mixture and lightly sprinkle on paprika.
- Serve and enjoy.
The taste of the egg whites is NOT altered when dyeing them.
If the yolk mixture is too stiff add a little more relish juice.
If you prefer a crunchy deviled egg, use sweet salad cubes in place of the sweet pickle relish
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
More Spring Recipes
If you enjoyed these dyed deviled eggs, here are some more spring recipes that you will love too.