red greek easter eggs with crossHave you ever wondered why we dye Eggs Red for Easter?

In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, with further symbolism being found in the hard shell of the egg symbolising the sealed Tomb of Christ — the cracking of which symbolised his resurrection from the dead.

Red is also the colour of life and victory. The custom of the Easter egg originated amongst the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the precious blood of Christ, which was on the cross for the salvation of all men.

Follow the recipe using our Red Easter Egg Dye in the video below or scroll down for the written instructions:

Red Easter Eggs

Course: Easter
Keyword: Greek Easter, Red Easter Eggs, Red Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 pkt Olympian Red Egg dye
  • 50 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 5 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Instructions

  • Dissolve a sachet of Olympian Red Egg Dye in a cup of boiling water.
    Greek Red Easter Egg Dye
  • Place your room temperature (that’s important!) eggs gently in a medium saucepan 1 layer at a time.
  • Cover eggs with water and add the dissolved red egg dye and 5 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.
  • Boil the eggs for 20-25 minutes on low to medium heat (if heat is too high your eggs may crack!).
  • Remove eggs and let cool.
  • Dip a clean cloth into some oil.
  • Shine the eggs using the oiled cloth.
  • Please Note: Instructions on pack for 50 eggs , if you dye less than 50 eggs please only use small amount of the sachet.