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Shishito peppers on a silver tray with lemon.
Charred Shishito Peppers
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
Shishito peppers are becoming much easier to find in the supermarkets these days, and if you're lucky enough to have them in your store, grab them. They are super easy to prepare, whether in your air fryer (as per this recipe), or in a cast iron skillet or on the grill.
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Vegetarian, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free, Vegan, Great Snacks
Servings: 10
Calories: 36 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 20 shishito peppers about 6 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • coarse sea salt
  • 1 lemon
  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 390ºF.
  2. Toss the shishito peppers with the oil and salt. You can do this in a bowl or directly in the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry at 390ºF for 5 minutes, shaking the basket once during cooking.
  4. Turn the peppers out into a bowl. They should be a little charred in places.
  5. Squeeze some lemon juice on them and season them with coarse sea salt.
  6. These should be served as finger foods. Pick the pepper up by the stem and eat the whole pepper, seeds and all. Watch for that hot one!
Recipe Notes

You can’t always find shishito peppers, but if you do see them in your grocery store, grab them! A shishito pepper is a small finger-sized pepper that is usually mild and sweet, but every once in while, you get a hot one. It makes for a fun and exciting appetizer snack!

Nutrition Facts
Charred Shishito Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36
% Daily Value*
Sodium 373mg16%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.