5 from 5 votes
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.

Air Fryer Instructions
  1. Add the peppers to the basket of your air fryer. liberally spray with olive oil cooking spray.

  2. 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.

  3. Add the peppers to a bowl and toss with the sesame oil and coconut aminos.

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*
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.