Drew’s Pickled Deviled Eggs

beet eggs

Want to make a sweet yet savory statement on your summertime picnic table? These vibrant, savory, and slightly spicy deviled eggs are perfect for all sorts of gatherings and easy enough to make for snacks too. Plus, they’re just so pretty to look at all nestled in pink? Pretty in Pink πŸ™‚

Thanks for this scrumptious addition, Drew!


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar, plus 3 tablespoons, divided
  • ΒΌ cup granulated sugar, plus a pinch, divided
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus a pinch, divided
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 small red beet, peeled and halved (or 1 large can, sliced)
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, tarragon, chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (can omit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 hot chiles, thinly sliced



  1. In a medium pot, mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar, sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, cloves and water.
  2. Add the sliced beets and bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Pour into a large heat-safe jar or bowl (including beet).
  4. Add eggs, stir, and refrigerate at least 3 hours (stirring occasionally) or overnight for a darker shade of pink.mixedgreensblog
  5. Remove eggs from liquid.
  6. Halve eggs (reserving the whites) and gently transfer the yolks to a bowl.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar, mayonnaise, herbs, and anchovy paste to the yolks. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then spoon or pipe the filling into the egg whites.
  8. Place the chiles, remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, the remaining pinch each of sugar and salt in a bowl and let stand 15 minutes.
  9. Drain the chiles and then sprinkle over the deviled eggs.
  10. Sprinkle with additional herbs, if desired.

Serve in egg crates for a very pretty presentation.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks refreshing

  2. Antonia says:

    What a fantastic idea! I love deviled eggs! They really are pretty πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Antonia! I do too & these make deviled eggs look & taste that much more lovely πŸ™‚ β™₯

  3. ggstratton says:

    I’ve made those. So festive. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks so much! Aren’t they wonderful?? And so pretty too!

  4. Osyth says:

    These have daughter number 2’s name all over them …. pink eggs – almost crazy enough to satisfy!

    1. Thanks, Osyth! Finding pink foods can be quite a feat! I take it daughter #2 is a fan of pink?

      1. Osyth says:

        Marilyn Monroe and anything pink but never to be mistaken for frou-frou … she’s also quite the social and humankind warrior but does it all with such charm and unfailingly bright humour that she makes people think without realising they are thinking (I’m quite proud of her πŸ˜‰ )

      2. What a beautiful spirit she has! I so adore these stories of your girls, Osyth! Miniature clones of their Mama, but with their own personal panache…perfection! πŸ™‚ β™₯

      3. Osyth says:

        Panache certainly describes that one! I will write about them some day but I always feel I must ask them first though they just look at me askance when I do and tell me I’m silly …. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow gorgeous eggs! I’ll have to remember this next time I bring a dish to a potluck or something.

    1. Thanks, Kathryn! They’re so pretty & make quite a statement on the picnic table! xoxo

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