With the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, my Polish Pickled Eggs and Beets with Onions is mandatory for Easter!

polish pickled eggs and beets


IT ISN’T A POLISH EASTER WITHOUT PICKLED EGGS AND BEETS!  Celebrating a traditional Polish Easter without Pickled Eggs and Beets would be sacrilege!

This is another traditional Polish holiday food with a simple straight-forward recipe. But, you’ll always find a few subtle variations from family to family.  For instance, our family recipe contains whole cloves and peppercorns.

You never know what Babcia would decide to do to distinguish her Pickled Eggs and Beets from her BFF’s recipe.


polish pickled eggs and beets with onions

The competition must have been fierce, but probably unspoken!

My Mom and I are a big fan of having Pickled Eggs and Beets for breakfast, every day after Easter.

With just the right combination of egg, beets and onions cut up on a plate, then drizzled with some of the pickling juice, it makes for a lovely post-holiday morning repast. 

Once you’ve hard-cooked and peeled the number of eggs you want to pickle, this recipe comes together in a matter of minutes.


pickled eggs and beets with onions

What’s really neat is that as you take eggs out of the container, you can add some new eggs to be pickled.  Just make sure you let them pickle for at least 48 hours before eating them.

If you’ve never actually made Pickled Eggs and Beets, maybe this year is the time to celebrate Easter with a little “Polish” attitude! Why not make it one of your Easter entertaining ideas for your family celebration? 



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pickled eggs and beets with onions

Polish Pickled Eggs and Beets with Onions

Yield: 12 pickled eggs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 10 minutes

When I think of the Easters of my youth, Pickled Eggs and Beets are always a part of the memories. Such a pretty "purple" addition to our Easter weekend menus, with the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.


  • 12 large hard cooked eggs, peeled
  • 2 cans whole or sliced beets, drained, liquid reserved in measuring cup
  • Large Vidalia onion, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8 oz. water
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorns


  1. Layer the beets, eggs and onion rings in a large glass jar.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, vinegar and 1 1/4 cups of the reserved beet juice to a low simmer, stirring to help sugar dissolve. Add whole cloves and peppercorns and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Remove pan from heat and pour pickling liquid over eggs, beets and onions; cool.
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 48 hours before serving. Eggs can be kept in pickling liquid for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 154Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 186mgSodium 82mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 7g
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