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:
To 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:
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.
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!
Easter Bunny Pear Spinach Salad
Check out this delicious Easter Bunny Pear Spinach Salad.
- 1 pear
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup honey roasted cashews
- 1/2 cup craisins
- For the Dressing:
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
For the Salad:
Peel and halve one pear. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds.
Decorate the pear with cashew ears, sunflower seed eyes, craisin mouth, and pear tail.
Spread baby spinach on a large platter. Add strawberry slices.
Carefully place the two finished pear bunnies on the platter.
For the Dressing:
Whisk all ingredients together vigorously until combined.
Add all of the craisins, cashews, and sunflower seeds to the salad. Top with dressing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 552Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1066mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g
Monday 7th of April 2014
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!
Sunday 16th of March 2014
Kelli, this is *almost* too cute too eat!
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Tuesday 11th of March 2014
Those rabbits are so cute!! Thank you for sharing and linking up at tell me about it tuesday!
Saturday 23rd of March 2013
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. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
Friday 22nd of March 2013
The pear bunnies are very cute. The salad sounds delicious.
Saturday 23rd of March 2013
Yep! :-) Thanks so much - the peanut butter eggs in your link are FAB!