Sweet potato slices baked and then topped with a grape salsa are a great finger food for any party. So much more fun then a cracker!
A different take on sweet potatoes.
Appetizer Fridays came about because of my love for party food. Small little bites you can pop in your mouth, no utensils required. So on Fridays we just have appetizers for dinner. They don’t necessarily have to go together and one is always a dessert. It is a great way to experiment with different flavors and it gives everyone something to look forward to at the end of the week. This is one I tried a few weeks ago but they didn’t turn out perfect so I gave them another try and this time it was worth sharing.
While I love sweet potatoes cooked in all the traditional ways, this recipe captures their sweet flavor without the added sugar. You start with frozen sweet potato waffle fries. When baked, they are nice and crispy and can be used in place of a cracker. Make sure you cook them until they are crispy or they won’t hold the topping. They can also get a little mushy as your topping is absorbed, so serve them right away. Top the slightly sweet crostini with this interesting mix of sweet grapes, peppers, onions and goat cheese and you get a burst of unexpected flavors that work well together.
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Sweet Potato Crostini with Grape Salsa
Fresh peaches, tomatoes and corn are combined for a fresh and healthy salsa. A perfect summer appetizer.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 20 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- 20 sweet potato waffle fries
- 2 tablespoons red pepper jelly
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 cup seedless red grapes, quartered
- 1/4 cup yellow pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons green onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 425º.
- Bake potatoes in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet for 12 minutes, turn potatoes and bake 5-7 more minutes until crispy and lightly browned. Remove from pan and cool on a wire wrack for 10 minutes.
- Whisk together pepper jelly and lime juice in a small bowl. Stir in grapes and next 3 ingredients
- Arrange potatoes on a serving platter and sprinkle with goat cheese. Top with grape mixture. Serve immediately or potatoes will get soft.