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Camille Styles

You Won’t Even Miss the Bread with These Sweet Potato Crostini

December 6th, 2016

Raise your hand if you could happily eat sweet potatoes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (anyone? anyone?) I’ve been craving them so much this fall and winter that I’m starting to think I might have some sort of condition. The happy result? Aside from my sky high levels of beta carotene, I’ve come up with all sorts of creative recipes to satisfy my cravings. Like these “faux-tini” (don’t worry, I’ll get to that.)

*photos by ashleigh amoroso

Sweet Potato Crostini

sweet potato crostini - so good you won't even miss the bread!

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced into thin discs (peel left on)
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • ground cumin OR ground cinnamon (optional)

for toppings:

  • 1 log herbed goat cheese, room temperature
  • smoked salmon
  • chives, snipped into 1-inch lengths
  • pear, thinly sliced
  • honey
  • fresh thyme
  • pomegranate seeds
  • candied pecans

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, toss together the sweet potato wedges with olive oil (just enough to lightly coat), a large pinch of kosher salt, and a few shakes of cumin or cinnamon, if desired.
  2. Spread in an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You want them in a single layer without overlap so they crisp up evenly, so you may have to divide them between 2 baking sheets. Roast for 15 minutes, then flip and roast for 5 – 10 minutes more, just until the edges are turning golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven and spread a small dollop of herbed goat cheese on each sweet potato. Return to oven for a couple minutes just until the cheese starts to melt.
  4. Place sweet potatoes on a serving platter or cutting board, then go crazy with the toppings of your choice! My favorites were:
  • smoked salmon + chive
  • pear + honey + thyme
  • pomegranate seeds + candied pecans

Eat up!

Share Your Thoughts

9 Comments under :: You Won’t Even Miss the Bread with These Sweet Potato Crostini
  1. karin says:

    Wow….just in time to change my sweet potato life and start getting more creative, especially for the smoked salmon and chives. Heaven!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Sounds to me like certain team members are a little jealous they didn’t come up with ‘faux-tini’ 🙂
    I think it’s perfect. And I can’t wait to try these, especially the one with pomegranate and pecan.

  3. suwanneerose says:

    I’m a sweet potato fanatic! I’ll definitely make these healthy fauxtinis (come on, it’s a cute name!). Here’s my decadent dessert version: top them with a broiled marshmallow and a toasted pecan! mmm.

  4. sheryl says:

    Have you tried other cheeses besides goat cheese?

  5. Stephanie says:

    Wow sounds good. Have you tried any other toppings yet?
    x

  6. Cheryl says:

    Sweet potatoes have many vitamens/nutrients, not to mention they contain “good” estrogen. Consuming enough good estrogen blocks bad estrogen in the atmosphere from entering our bodies. Anything “orange” is extremely beneficial to one’s complexion and skin health and appearance. They are also noninflammatory.

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