Sautéed Shishito Peppers


I have a recipe for the most simple side dish you can make. It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and a serving of 7 Shishito peppers has only 15 calories. I see the bags of Shishito peppers at Trader Joe’s all the time and I’ve wanted to try them for awhile. I’m so glad I finally did, these are fantastic!

This is so very simple to make.  You could serve these as an appetizer at a party or as a side dish with your dinner. They fit in just about anywhere you’d want to serve them.

I heated a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a medium size skillet and added the peppers to the hot oil. I did not add any seasonings to the peppers until they were done.


I cooked them on medium-high for 10 minutes. As you are cooking them, make sure to turn them with a tongs so all sides will get the nice blister you are looking for. When you are eating the shishito peppers, you will notice how much flavor there is when you bite into the blackened, blistered parts.

Once the peppers were done, I added them to a bowl for serving. As soon as I placed the hot peppers into the bowl, I squeezed the juice of one lime over the top and sprinkled the peppers with sea salt. This was all that was needed. These peppers are GREAT!

I served the peppers along with orange ginger chicken thighs and brown rice. Dennis absolutely loved this dish!


Ingredients (serves 2-3)

1 6 ounce package Shishito peppers
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of sea salt
juice of one lime


  1. Heat olive oil in medium size skillet. Add peppers and cook, turning periodically, until they are blistered on all sides.
  2. Remove cooked peppers to a bowl and squeeze lime juice over them. Add a sprinkling of sea salt.


Until next time, Kris


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