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Bunny Pear Salad Recipe

Bunny Pear Salad Recipe

All dressed up for the Easter parade, these darling bunny salads sent by Albertine Sperling of Abbotsford, British Columbia make a cute and festive side dish for your family feast. What kids wouldn’t have fun helping to assemble their own…and extras for guests?
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • Red lettuce leaves
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 12 dried currants or raisins
  • 8 whole almonds
  • 4 baby carrots
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • Whipped cream in a can


  • 1. Arrange lettuce on four salad plates; place a pear half cut side down on each plate. For eyes, insert two currants at narrow end of pear; add one currant for nose. For ears, insert almonds upright behind eyes.
  • 2. With a sharp knife, cut a small hole at one end of each carrot; insert a parsley sprig for carrot top. Place under bunny's nose. For tail, spray a small mound of whipped cream at the wide end of each pear. Yield: 4 servings.

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Haru User ID: 1702676 76812
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"My Mom made similar bunnies for us in the 50's! The only difference was she used cottage cheese for the tail and a carrot strip for the baby carrot. Oh...and on iceberg lettuce. That's the only lettuce we knew. :-)"

efwynne User ID: 4092460 103339
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"I've been looking for an Easter treat my daughter could make on her own, this is great.. And it's also good for you!"

muffinmonster User ID: 2793033 123954
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"I think that the bunny looks more like an oversize mouse - but I guess that's probably just me. Cute anyhow!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 150274
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"I made the bunny salad last night. They turned out so CUTE! I put a scoop of cottage cheese on top of the lettuce and under the pear. I think the whipped cream tail turned out cute, as did the eyes and ears! I also added a couple sliced of cucumber cut into quarters. Thanks!"

Penpack User ID: 3088058 76811
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Hiw about small stems of celery? or snipped marshmallows on toothpicks?"

jeananngedney User ID: 57191 164814
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"You could probably use a large marshmellow for the tail."

davidandjoyce2 User ID: 3465442 169537
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"Any suggestions for ears,instead of nuts?"

davidandjoyce2 User ID: 3465442 169536
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"Why not try crasins instead of raisins and cotttage cheese in place of whipped cream?"

tgbvmb User ID: 1390093 166367
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"What a cute recipe to prepare with my granddaughter! But I intend to substitute bits of maraschino cherry for the rainsins or currants: bunny noses & eyes are pinkish red, not black!"

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