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25 Healthy Christmas Appetizers

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These healthy Christmas appetizers are all delicious recipes that will make your holiday dinner extra special.

A great party always starts with a canapé or appetizer, so while you're preparing the big meal serve your guests these small bites. We've also got some great recipes to take to a Christmas party or potluck.

We've got some hearty appetizer options and some small bites, but they're all tasty and pretty options and will be popular with your family and friends!

Christmas Tree Appetizer

This Christmas tree appetizer made from fruit, cheese, and salami is the easiest and cutest holiday recipe!

It's perfect for a party or festive family dinner. It's ready in minutes.

An overhead shot of a Christmas tree made out of cheese, fruit, and salami on a large white platter.

Christmas Fruit Wreath

This beautiful Christmas fruit wreath is so easy to make and it looks absolutely gorgeous as part of a holiday brunch or party spread.

An overhead shot of a Christmas fruit wreath on a large wooden circular plate.

Ham & Gruyere Tarts

These ham and cheese puff pastry tarts with apples are absolutely delicious! They're savory, flavorful, and easy to pull together.

They take a few minutes to bake but there's minimal hands-on time.

Ham and cheese tarts on a baking sheet.

Antipasto Christmas Wreath

This Antipasto Christmas Wreath is the cutest holiday appetizer! It's ready in just a few minutes and is a lot of fun to make.

It's a show-stopping, beautiful dish to serve for a Christmas party or dinner.

antipasto wreath closeup shot

Muhammara (Red Pepper Dip)

Muhammara is a delicious, lightly spicy dip made from roast red bell peppers and walnuts.

Muhammara is a delicious, all-purpose dip. You can serve it with pita or crudités.

muhammara dip with pita chips and fresh vegetables

Caprese Wreath

This beautiful and festive Caprese wreath is a wonderful holiday appetizer or side salad.

A caprese wreath with tomatoes, mozzarella, and herbs.

Skordalia Recipe

This recipe for a potato and garlic dip, called skordalia, is a delicious snack or appetizer.

Skordalia is a Greek dish made by combining lots of garlic with a base of potatoes, almonds, and olive oil. 

Christmas Charcuterie Board

This pretty Christmas charcuterie board is centered around a festive Caprese candy cane. It's got loads of great snack items like crackers, cheese, dried fruit, salami, olive, and more!

A Christmas appetizer platter with caprese, crackers, cheese, dried fruit, cucumbers, and pretzels.

Baked Feta with Olives and Tomatoes

This tasty appetizer recipe of baked feta and olives with burst tomatoes is so easy to pull together.

The flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's perfect for a pre-dinner snack.

A baking dish with a block of feta, olives, and tomatoes.

Gorgonzola Grapes Recipe

The gorgonzola grapes are rich and pack a surprisingly juicy little punch. Little appetizer bites are little bits of yum. I know you’ll love these hors d'oeuvres.

gorgonzola grapes on a tray

The Best Grazing Board

A truly great graze board is the perfect way to wow guests at a dinner party or canapés extravaganza. Here's how to make the best grazing board!

appetizer tray with cheese, nuts, and fruit

Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis

This simple recipe for persimmon prosciutto crostinis with homemade ricotta is a wonderful appetizer. The flavors work together wonderfully. 

Persimmons are in season from October to February, so these make for a great holiday appetizer!

crostinis on a cutting board

Radish Puff Appetizer

These radish appetizer mini puff pastry tarts with goat's cheese, radishes, and microgreens are a delicious, peppery, and delightfully rich recipe.

radish puff pastry appetizers on parchment paper

Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta

These delicious endive salad bites have citrus, grilled feta, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds. It's all of the season's best produce in one dish!

endive salad bites with grilled feta on a white plate

How to Make Decorated Focaccia Bread

Making decorated focaccia bread art is so fun (and it tastes great)! Use our focaccia recipe and decoration ideas as a jumping-off point for your own creativity.

decorated focaccia on a piece of parchment

Whipped Feta Dip

You are going to love this delicious whipped feta dip! It makes for a delicious appetizer, served with some toasted bread and sliced veggies.

An overhead shot of a bowl of whipped feta dip topped with toasted pine nuts, olive oil, and chopped parsley.

Roasted Grape Crostinis

These roasted grape crostinis are an easy and tasty appetizer recipe that is perfect for a dinner party!

roasted grapes on crostinis

Spinach and Feta Puffs

These spinach puffs pack a salty little feta punch - they make a perfect appetizer! They are a delicious little bite and perfect for a party.

Spinach and feta puff pastry bites lined up on a serving plate.

Kimchi Avocado Toast

These delicious kimchi avocado toast bites are great! If you like avocado toast, then you've got to try this version. The tanginess of the kimchi pairs beautifully with the creamy avocado for a fresh and tasty crostini.

An overhead shot of a plate of crostinis topped with avocado, kimchi, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and sesame seeds.

Watermelon Radish Appetizer Bites

These watermelon radish bites with spicy tuna are a great little appetizer. They're perfect for a canapés party or whenever you need a small, hand-held appetizer.

A hand holding a radish and tuna appetizer bite.

Leek & Onion Puff Pastry Tart

This leek and onion puff pastry tart is a wonderful, subtle recipe that highlights the complex flavors of the leeks and Camembert cheese.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Healthy Christmas Appetizers - Christmas Wreath

An overhead shot of a Christmas fruit wreath on a large wooden circular plate.

Enjoy some of our favorite healthy Christmas appetizers - this delicious fruit wreath is so tasty and beautiful!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 7 or 8 sprigs of mint
  • 7 or 8 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 cups of green grapes, cut into small bunches
  • 1 cup of red grapes
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup raspberries


  1. Place the sprigs of mint and rosemary on a large, round serving plate or board. Trim the ends if they are long.
  2. Create a circular pattern with the green grapes on top of the herbs. Then layer with kiwi and red grapes.
  3. Finally, add the raspberries on top, sprinkling them throughout the wreath.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

I hope you enjoy these festive and delicious Christmas appetizer recipes!

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