Naturally Dyed Deviled Eggs



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Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs

I’m really good at overeating deviled eggs. And let me tell you, they’re sort of not such a great thing to overeat. Pie? Ok sure. Ice cream? Alright. But deviled eggs? A little gross.

My motto with deviled eggs: Proceed with modesty and I’ll be ok! These were inspired by this recipe for naturally pickled eggs that my friend Hourie sent me from Epicurious. I was like daaaaang, so beautiful. I’ve made beet pickled eggs before. But never cabbage and turmeric. And let me tell you, the colors these two ingredients leave behind is so ridiculously beautiful.

Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs

The turmeric combination might be my favorite. The cloves, cardamom pods and black peppercorns make for a really delicious flavor combination that you can really taste in the eggs.

The process is simple: you combine the vinegar, water and sugar with the different type of pickling items you’d like. This liquid is boiled and then brought down to room temperature. The boiled eggs are dropped into the pickling liquid and then they sit in the mixture for about 24 hours, or up to 2 days.

Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs
Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs
Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs

A tip I learned from Billy, run the egg yolks through a sieve. This makes for the fluffiest deviled eggs EVER. The mixture is so silky smooth. Best tip ever!!

The eggs are bright and beautiful and naturally colored! The filling is spiked with Old Bay—the only thing you’ll need.

I’m not even sure what my Easter plans are but I know they’ll involve these.

Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs
5 from 1 vote

Naturally Dyed Pickled Deviled Eggs

Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 DOZEN EGGS (OR MORE!)
Pickled deviled eggs done by all natural ingredients. Beet pickled, turmeric pickled and more! 


Beet Pickling Liquid:

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 beet, , ends trimmed and shredded with a box grater
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 bay leaf

Tumeric Pickling Liquid:

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 3 black peppercorns

Cabbage Pickling Liquid:

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Dozen boiled eggs, peeled


    • 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay
    • Minced fresh chives, as garnish


    To Make the Pickling Liquids:

    • Put the beet ingredients into a saucepan, set over medium heat and bring up to a simmer. Turn off the heat and transfer to a 1-liter glass jar. Allow to come to room temperature. (To speed up this process, I let it stand for about 10 minutes on the counter and then transferred it to the fridge for 20 minutes.)
    • Repeat with combining and simmering process with the turmeric pickling liquid and cabbage pickling liquid.
    • Drop 4 to 8 boiled and peeled eggs in each jar and secure lid. Transfer to the refrigerator to pickle for at least 24 hours or up to 2 days.
    • When ready to serve, halve the eggs and scoop out the yolks into a sieve. Push the egg yolks through the sieve (this makes for a silky smooth filling) using a spoon, into a bowl. To the bowl with the yolks, mix in the mayonnaise, yellow mustard and Old Bay. Mix until very smooth, adding a teaspoon or two of mayonnaise as desired. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe filling into deviled eggs. Garnish with minced chives.


    Serving: 12g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

    Additional Info

    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
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    1. Im making these today for Easter, and the ONLY ingredient I couldn’t find to save my life was coriander seeds. Any recommendations to compensate? Substitutes? I don’t want to scrap the beet eggs because those are a family favorite!