Christmas crostini: an easy and healthy appetiser

These Christmas crostini are hands down my favourite healthy appetiser, ever. They’re easy to make, really versatile and great as a starter before dinner or as party finger food.

I know that the festive season can feel like one big overindulgence, so while you’re here make sure you check out my tips on having a good time without going overboard – yes, it is possible!! ENJOY CHRISTMAS WITHOUT OVERINDULGING

These healthy crostini are a pretty and healthy special occasion appetiser

Oh, and did I mention that these crostini are healthy and delicious? As you know, I’m all about balance and moderation, which has a tendency to go out the window all too quickly during the festive season.

The more options you have that are healthy and will please all of your guests, the better, in my opinion.

The sweet potato subs in nicely as a tasty base, and the salsa topping has a light, fresh dressing. I really love how the colours of the avocado and tomato lend a subtle Christmassy feel to these delicious little canapès.

We usually make these delicious, easy appetisers a few times during the festive season. They’re perfect to prep ahead too. Cook the crostini base a day or two ahead and keep them in the fridge til you’re ready to top them.

These Christmas crostini do not dissapoint as a healthy appetiser that’s easy to make and will please everyone.

I think they look fabulous too, so they fit the bill perfectly when you need an impressive appetiser!

Looking for healthier versions of your traditional Christmas favourites as well? Make sure you check out my round-up of where to find the BEST HEALTHY CHRISTMAS RECIPES. I’ve included links to my favourite websites that I trust for healthier versions of classics like Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, and gingerbread men.

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These delicious crostini use sweet potato as a base for a truly healthy appetiser.
Course Appetizer, Special occasion
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword Christmas food, healthy appetisers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Assembly time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 crostini
Calories 38kcal



  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika

Salsa topping

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary)
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Pre heat oven to 180℃ and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Slice the sweet potato into even ½ inch thick slices.
  • Place slices on the tray and coat with the oil. Sprinkle over the salt and paprika.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until cooked but firm.
  • Remove the crostini from the oven when cooked and allow to cool.
  • While the crostini are cooking, chop and dice the avocado, tomatoes & onion.
  • Combine in a bowl with the oil and herbs.
  • Top the crostini with salsa just prior to serving.

Recipe notes

You can bake the crostini base and prepare the topping ahead of time if necessary.
Keep them separately in the fridge until you're ready to assemble them.
Serving: 1crostini | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.7g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 2.6g
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These delicious sweet potato crostini make a perfect healthy appetiser
These delicious sweet potato crostini make a perfect healthy appetiser
These delicious sweet potato crostini make a perfect healthy appetiser
These delicious sweet potato crostini make a perfect healthy appetiser

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