Two super cute and easy to assemble options for your Easter table this year – the Easter Bunny Veggie Tray or the Carrot Veggie Tray!
With all the tasty Easter treats around, these adorable veggies trays will help bring a healthy balance to the day. Plus, you might even get your kids to eat more veggies with these cute arrangements.
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Easter Bunny Veggie Tray
For several years when I was a young adult, I would make an Easter Bunny cake for our family Easter party. Shredded coconut, jelly beans, and licorice ropes would cover white buttercream frosting and rich vanilla cake.
Now that I am a little older and more focused on nutrition, I’ve traded my Easter Bunny cake making for Easter Bunny veggie tray creating. I’m sure my kids would prefer the cake option (don’t worry, they’ll still get some Easter treats!), but these veggie trays can be just as fun and cute as the dessert kind!
This Easter Bunny veggie tray is loaded with healthy, fresh vegetables in a playful arrangement.
I hope you like cauliflower! Cauliflower is the perfect vegetable for capturing the Easter Bunny’s fluffy white fur, so this recipe has lots of it.
What You Will Need
- Large platter
- Whole cauliflower head
- 2 cucumbers
- 2 large carrots or a bag of baby carrots
- Bag of sugar snap peas
- Small 8 oz container of hummus or veggie dip
- 2 blueberries
- 1 sliced olive
- 1 grape or cherry tomato
How To Make The Base
First, chop your cauliflower, cucumbers and carrots and set to the side.
Then, place the hummus or dip container in the bottom third of your platter. Surround your container with a circle of chopped cauliflower to form the Easter Bunny’s head.
Add two columns of carrots on either side of the bunny’s head for the middle of the ears. Surround the carrots with chopped cauliflower to make the outside of the ears.
Place your sugar snap peas in between the cauliflower edges of the ears.
Surround the entire cauliflower bunny with your sliced cucumbers to form a border. You may need to adjust cauliflower pieces as you place the cucumbers.
It’s looking like a little bunny! Now let’s add a few more details to make the face.
How to Make the Face
It can be tricky to make a good face out of food. We are going for cute and cuddly, not scary. Have you seen these pictures of 15 Kids Scared – Not Charmed – By The Easter Bunny? Definitely not the route we are going for here. Hopefully your kids have a better reaction to this Easter Bunny!
First, grab your blueberries, grape tomato, sliced olive and a carrot.
Place 2 blueberries in the top third of the hummus for the eyes.
Slice the carrot into 6 long, narrow bunny whiskers. Place 3 on each side in the middle of the hummus container. Then place a grape tomato on top.
Cut the sliced olive into 4 pieces. Place one directly under the cherry tomato nose and place the other 3 underneath to form a smile.
Tada, an Easter Bunny Veggie Tray! Just as cute as an Easter Bunny cake, but a whole lot healthier.
Carrot Veggie Tray
If cauliflower is not your favorite vegetable, then the Carrot Veggie Tray may be the one for you.
Baby carrots are a nice, easy option and are great to use if you want to put together a tray quickly. If you have the time though, the taste of freshly chopped carrots is amazing. Besides, what better time to highlight freshly chopped carrots then through a carrot themed veggie tray?
A super simple and easy to assemble veggie tray that still makes a striking platter for Easter.
What You Will Need
- Large platter
- 3-4 large carrots or a bag of baby carrots
- 2 cucumbers
- Bag of sugar snap peas or green beans
How to Make It
First, chop your cucumbers and carrots and set aside.
Arrange an outline of the carrot shape leaving room at the top for the stem pieces.
Fill in with all of your remaining carrots. Place the snap peas or green beans on the top of the carrot to form the green stems.
Surround the whole platter with a cucumber border.
Viola, a quick and easy Carrot Veggie Tray for your Easter celebration!
Can you tell I like cucumbers? These cucumber borders just seems to make these veggie trays pop.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter and that you indulge in just as many if not more vegetables than treats this year!
For more Easter celebration ideas, check out:
- Healthy Easter Snacks For Kids
- Easter Egg Pancakes
- 21 Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Fillers for a Festive Holiday
Looking for a fun Easter game? Your kids will love my Printable Indoor Easter Treasure Hunt!
Which veggie platter do you prefer – the Easter Bunny Veggie Tray or the Carrot Veggie Tray? Leave a comment with your favorite one below.
22 thoughts on “Easy Easter Veggie Trays: Easter Bunny & Carrot”
What a great idea for Easter for kids! I love the Easter Bunny idea. My kids would never go for it of course, but I sure would! Actually, they’d eat the carrots. And if there was broccoli in there, they’d eat that too. But they’re not exactly fans of cauliflower unless it’s cooked. 🙂
But I love this! Thanks for sharing these ideas!
I have one that is the same way and will only eat cauliflower cooked. But, at least they’ll eat cauliflower in some form, so I’d call that a win! Another fun idea could be making the Easter Bunny’s head and ears out of crackers instead of cauliflower.
Have a happy Easter!
What a great idea.
I always made veggie trays for my kids when they were sick and didn’t feel like eating. It is amazing how much they would actually eat when they didn’t think they were having a meal.
I never thought of making them shaped like Easter bunnies or any other character but that is such a brilliant idea.
I will be making one for my type 1 diabetic grandson this year, he won’t eat the cauliflower but his sisters might. Thanks for the idea.
Do you have any character ideas using broccoli?
Hi Deb, thanks for stopping by! I can imagine holidays like Easter might be tough for diabetics, so it definitely helps keeping healthy foods like veggies and fruit festive and fun. I have some other healthy snack ideas that you enjoy: https://allnaturaladventures.com/healthy-easter-snacks-for-kids/.
As far as character ideas using broccoli, a green caterpillar made with a broccoli body or an Oscar the Grouch face or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle face made of broccoli would be cute options. Broccoli would also be perfect for a shamrock veggie tray for St. Patrick’s Day. For Easter, another idea would be to replace the cucumber border with broccoli for the Easter Bunny tray, especially if you have others in the house that will eat cauliflower.
So many options for broccoli! Thanks for the great question, now I have lots more ideas for future veggie trays to try. 🙂
I hope these suggestions help and that you are able to incorporate veggies in a fun way for your Easter celebration!
Oh so cute!!! I love this adorable Easter veggie tray and how healthy it is! Also great directions and photos too!
Thanks so much! Veggies can be fun! 🙂
I love the Easter Bunny tray and I am so going to make this for Easter, even if I don’t have any kids. I’ll make it for me, or maybe if my neighbors and I decide to get together for Easter, then I can bring it, they will love it too 🙂
Can you serve the cauliflower raw or should I boil it first? I actually like raw cauliflower, but I know that many people prefer it boiled. What would be best?
Healthy fun for all ages! I use raw cauliflower for veggie trays. This one does have a lot of cauliflower though! When I made it for my family, I made oven roasted cauliflower the next day with the leftovers. 🙂
I hope you have fun making this veggie tray!
Thank you so much for this informative article! I loved reading this and learning how to make cute veggie trays. What makes this so good is that it looks fun for kids, so if you have kids who don’t typically eat their veggies, this could be a fun way to get them to eat those on Easter! I personally like the carrot tray the best because it just looks so cute and so much like an actual carrot!
Thanks, Jessie! I really like the Carrot Veggie Tray too because it is just so simple and quick to assemble. Plus, it’s still fun and festive!
I love this Easter veggie tray! It’s perfect timing and the instructions are super easy. I plan on making it for Easter weekend when I have company flying in. It’s a great healthy choice for a snack. Did you come up with this? Very creative and a very healthy choice for a good snack.
Thanks Leahrae! I found some veggie tray inspiration online, but these specific designs are my own original ones. 🙂 I hope your company enjoys it!
Hi Leah. Thank you for the great post. I’m always trying to convince my kids to eat fruits and vegetables but it’s not easy to win with sweets and snacks. But your recipes are super cute and it’s a perfect idea to prepare something like this for Easter. I’m sure the whole family will be impressed! Looking forward to test them in practice.
The struggle is real with kids wanting all the snacks! Making healthy and cute snacks is one strategy that may help. I hope it works with your kids!
I love vegetables a lot. I find them very healthy to eat and fewer calories. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t love produce. Your easter bunny veggie tray is something I think I will have to try with my family this coming easter. The bunny cake has had the stage for long now, I just hope it comes out good like yours though.
I agree, I love eating veggies. I find cutting them up for veggie trays helps me eat more of them.
The Easter Bunny tray did take a little practice to get it looking cute. You should check out my Instagram page to see my first attempt at it! I hope you find these instructions helpful and that the veggie tray turns out well for you.
Hi, thanks for this awesome article on how to create a Easter Veggie tray. It was my first time hearing about this but I quickly checked online and found many more other interesting articles, so I really learned something new. I enjoyed the Easter bunny tray the most, I never knew that it was possible to make a healthy and good looking Easter bunny on a tray, awesome!
Hi Nedia, thanks for stopping by and checking out these veggie trays! It does take a little extra time to make, but an Easter Bunny veggie tray does make it fun and festive for the holiday!
WOW, what a beautiful plate of carrots and cucumbers; thank you for sharing these photos; it really shows the steps on how to prepare it. My sister’s children are coming over for Easter, and it gave me the idea to do this with them. I am sure they will love it. Will you post some sauce recipes to accompany the vegetables in the future?
Thanks, Daniella! I hope your family enjoys this veggie tray!
For dips, I do enjoy making homemade hummus occasionally, so that’s a great idea for a future post. Thanks for the suggestion!
Hey There Leah,
This is so cool, this will definitely get the kids eating more veggies and what a beautiful platter for adult parties as well. Thank you for taking the time to show us the step by step method of making these platters. You made a complicated platter look so easy. I will definitely be trying these out.
Thanks, Lawrence! That’s always the goal – to get the kids (and adults too!) to eat more veggies. I hope you have fun making this veggie tray!