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Blistered Shishito Peppers {Whole30, Paleo, Vegan}

Deliciously poppable, Blistered Shishito Peppers are a favorite snack/appetizer. Salty, delicious, and so simple to make, you’ll fall hard for these roasted shishito peppers.

a blistered shishito pepper dipping a pardon pepper into a spicy dipping sauce

Looking for your new favorite appetizer or side dish? This shishito pepper recipe fits the bill. You can whip them up in under 10 minutes, and they are the kind of veggies people will fight over.

Shishito pepeprs, sesame oil, and other ingredients for making blistered shishito peppers

Are Shishito Peppers Hot?

Not generally. But, beware because one pepper in every ten(ish) can be spicy.  It is kind of a fun game of chicken while you’re happily chomping them during dinner. Nothing like a little danger while you eat a meal, right?

Roasted shishito peppers in a wok

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • The key to getting an amazing blister without making the peppers soggy is to cook them fast and hot. You want a high temperature and a very hot preheated wok/cast iron skillet so they start cooking the second they hit the pan.
  • You can sub in soy sauce for the coconut aminos if you’re not Whole30/paleo.

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a bowl of roasted shishito peppers with a bowl of dipping sauce

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of Blistered Shishito Peppers has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

a bowl of roasted shishito peppers with a bowl of dipping sauce
Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Salty, delicious, and so simple to make, you'll fall hard for these roasted shishito peppers.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shishito peppers {rinsed and patted dry}
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp soy sayce {or coconut aminos for Whole30}
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • sesame seeds {optional}

Instructions

  • In a wok or cast iron skillet (do NOT use non-stick), heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the peppers, and stir to toss in the sesame oil. Let the peppers sit and blister for a few minutes.
  • Stir, and let sit again until they have reached your desired level of blistered. (3-5 minutes)
  • Add the soy sauce (or coconut aminos) and stir to coat. 
  • Transfer peppers to a bowl, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a healthy pinch of kosher salt. Serve immediately.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, toss peppers with sesame oil.
  • Add the peppers to the basket of air fryer.
  • Cook at 350 F for 7-10 minutes, shaking the basket midway. Cooking time will depend on the size of your peppers and how "done" you want them.
  • Add the peppers to a bowl and toss with the sesame oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt.

Notes

The key to getting an amazing blister without making the peppers soggy is to cook them fast and hot. You want a high temp and a very hot preheated wok/cast iron so they start cooking the second they hit the pan.
 
Nutrition Facts
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 32 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 91.2mg111%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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29 comments on “Blistered Shishito Peppers {Whole30, Paleo, Vegan}”

  1. Yummmm! I make these with coconut aminos and very little salt. These are a go to appetizer. 🤤 5 stars

  2. I saw these peppers at the Costco and knew that I had no excuse not to try Sarah’s method. My impatient self burned the first batch but I soon got the hang of it. They were all delicious! She is right when she says they make a great snack. The peppers paired so well with our fake-out-take-out!5 stars

    • I have to think I would love them a little burned since I am a fan of some char. 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the non-burned ones so much. And I’m off to look at my own Costco!

  3. You make me want to try these and I too am not a green pepper fan, lol. Stop writing such good posts! Next thing you know I will be saying mussels taste good thanks to you, Oh noooooooooo??!!!??!!!