Kathy’s Pickled Beetroot Eggs

beetroot pickled eggs

Eggs pickled with beetroot, delightfully tinged with pink!

I must confess it had never occurred to me to pickle eggs with beetroot,  but having got over the somewhat startling appearance I have to admit they add a certain something to a salad even if it is only a talking point!
My Canadian cousin, Kathy, gave me this recipe and the only thing difficult about it is the waiting period which is a minimum of 48 hours.  If you can leave them a little longer the colour may become more intense and penetrate deeper into the egg white.


Baby beetroots

12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled

Chopped onion

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

A couple of bay leaves

Cloves if liked

1 cup cider vinegar


Cook the beetroot in boiling water until soft.

Drain, but save some of the water.

Place beetroot, onion and eggs in a large glass jar or similar container

Bring the sugar, water, vinegar, bay leaves, cloves and reserved beetroot juice to a boil.

Pour over beetroot and eggs and allow to cool.

Cover tightly and keep in the fridge for at least 48 hours before serving.


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