Sautéed Shishito Peppers

Sesame Sautéed Shishito Peppers

These easy blistered shishito peppers will be your new favorite summer snack. The peppers are sautéed in toasted sesame oil for a nutty, sometimes spicy appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword fast appetizers, shishito pepper recipes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 39kcal
Author Marisa Moore


  • 2 cups smallish shishito peppers whole
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • coarse salt to taste


  • Wash and dry the shishito peppers. (Seriously, for your safety, don't forget to dry the peppers.)
  • Heat the sesame oil in a medium skillet over high heat just until hot.
  • Add the peppers - in batches if needed. Cook 2 minutes on high, flip and cook another 2 minutes or until the skins are blistered.
  • Plate. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Enjoy warm. Hold the pepper by the stem for easy snacking!


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 4.1%