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Easter Bunny Pear Spinach Salad

Easter Bunny Salad


If you really want to wow your hosts or guests at Easter Brunch or dinner, bring this cheeky “Bunny” Salad to the table.  Kids will be delighted at the cute little bunnies, and adults will appreciate the sophisticated flavors. It takes a few more minutes of prep, but the finished product is  so worth it.

Start with one firm but not overripe pear. Carefully peel it and cut it in half. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds and discard. These will be your two bunnies:

Bunny SaladTo turn the pears into bunnies, gather your salad toppings: honey roasted cashews for the ears, sunflower seed eyes, and a craisin nose. To make the tail, use a melon baller to scoop out the flesh of a second pear, and stick that on the bunny’s backside:

Bunny Salad in Progress

Next, on a large serving plate, arrange 3 cups of baby spinach leaves and sliced strawberries. Place your bunnies on the plate, and voila! Two cute little bunnies.

Easter Pear Spinach Salad - with Bunnies

You might want to prepare to eat the salad away from little eyes — it will involve chopping the pear-bunnies into bite size pieces and adding another sprinkling of craisins, sunflower seeds, and cashews.

Top with poppy seed dressing (recipe below), and you’re all set!

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Easter Bunny Salad
Recipe type: Side Dish/Salad
Cuisine: Easter/Holiday
Serves: 6
For the Salad:
  • 1 pear
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup honey roasted cashews
  • ½ cup craisins
For the Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
For the Salad:
  1. Peel and halve one pear. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds.
  2. Decorate the pear with cashew ears, sunflower seed eyes, craisin mouth, and pear tail.
  3. Spread baby spinach on a large platter. Add strawberry slices.
  4. Carefully place the two finished pear bunnies on the platter.
For the Dressing:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together vigorously until combined.
To Serve:
  1. Add all of the craisins, cashews, and sunflower seeds to the salad. Top with dressing.


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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. Very cute! I’m pinning this on my Easter board. I would love for you to share it, too, at my Fabulously Frugal Thursday linky.

    I think my kids would have fun making the salad, too, not just eating it. :)
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  2. Patricia Hinkel says:

    The pear bunnies are very cute. The salad sounds delicious.
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  3. What a special salad, the kids will just love it. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen
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  4. Those rabbits are so cute!! Thank you for sharing and linking up at tell me about it tuesday!
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  5. Kelli, this is *almost* too cute too eat!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!
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  6. I love that this is a healthier alternative, but still cute and fun for kids! My kids’ favorite fruit happens to be pears, so definitely going to try this. Found you over at Strut your Stuff Saturday!


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