Christmas crostini: an easy and healthy appetiser

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

Full of flavour, with the colours of the avocado and tomato lending a subtle Christmassy feel.


These healthy crostini are a pretty and healthy special occasion appetiser

Oh, and did I mention healthy too? As you know, I’m all about balance and moderation, which can go out the window all too quickly during the festive season. So healthy options are really important.

If you’re looking for healthy appetisers that are easy to make, and taste great, you won’t be disappointed with these crostini. I think they look fabulous too, so they fit the bill perfectly if you need an impressive appetiser too!

An easy and healthy appetiser with a beetroot base and salsa topping
This Christmas crostini recipe is an easy and healthy appetiser from Wendy's Way to Health

The sweet potato is a great healthy substitute for any bread or biscuit type base, and the salsa has a light, fresh dressing. I have also experimented with beetroot as a base. While it tastes great, it isn’t really finger food, unless you don’t mind beetroot stained fingers!

We usually make these delicious, easy appetisers a few times during the festive season. They’re great 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. 

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Here’s the recipe


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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 oil – coconut or olive
  • 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
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