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a bowl of roasted shishito peppers with a bowl of dipping sauce
Blistered Shishito Peppers {Whole30, Paleo, Vegan}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Addicting and so poppable, Blistered Shishito Peppers are a cult favorite snack/appetizer. So simple to make, you'll fall hard for these peppers.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Japanese peppers, shishito peppers, stir fry peppers
Servings: 4
Calories: 32 kcal
  1. In a wok or cast iron skillet (do NOT use non-stick), heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add the peppers, and stir to toss in the sesame. 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)

  3. Add the coconut aminos and stir to coat. 

  4. Transfer peppers to a bowl, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a healthy pinch of kosher salt.  Serve immediately.

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 temp and a very hot preheated wok/cast iron 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.

Nutrition Facts
Blistered Shishito Peppers {Whole30, Paleo, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 32 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 110.5%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.