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colored eggs with herb design

Ukrainian Easter Eggs (with Grandma's Secrets)

This simple, organic Ukrainian Easter eggs guide only requires eggs, onion skins, herbs and stockings. The old world way to decorate your eggs all natural!
Course Appetizer, How To
Cuisine Ukrainian
Keyword How to color eggs, Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 units
Calories 103kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 12 white eggs
  • 3 cups onion skins
  • 5 quarts water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp herb leaves cilantro or parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Place the onion skins in a large pot with the salt and water. Bring them to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the skins to simmer for 10 minutes to extract the color.
    onion skins in a pot
  • To create a stencil with the herbs, wrap the herbs around an egg. Place the egg inside the nylons and tie a knot. If you are decorating multiple eggs, make sure to tie a knot in between each to secure the herbs against the egg.
    eggs wrapped in herbs
  • Bring the water to a boil and add the nylon-wrapped eggs to the water, making sure the eggs are fully submerged.
    colored eggs boiling in a pot
  • Remove the eggs from the boiling water and allow them to cool down. Remove the nylon and herbs.
    colored eggs cooling off
  • To make the eggs shiny, brush them with oil. Hide them and enjoy!
    colored eggs with herb design


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg