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Bunny Pear Salad

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Haru
    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
    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!

  • NatalieSt
    Mar 5, 2013

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  • delorestesky
    Mar 5, 2013

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  • muffinmonster
    Jul 7, 2011

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

  • mlworden
    Apr 24, 2011

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  • Monarchsmomma
    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
    Apr 9, 2009

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

  • jeananngedney
    Apr 8, 2009

    You could probably use a large marshmellow for the tail.

  • davidandjoyce2
    Apr 8, 2009

    Any suggestions for ears,instead of nuts?