Charred Shishito Peppers

Looking for a fun, delicious, simple side or appetizer? Look no further – these Charred Shishito Peppers will be your new “go to” dish. These are an addictive (healthy!) treat – something about the combination of salt and olive oil plus the smoky charred crunch of the pepper makes it difficult to stop at just one…or five…or ten…. And seriously, so quick and easy. Only three ingredients, no chopping, and less than 10 minutes till awesome? Do it! You’re welcome.

Charred Shishito Peppers

Course Appetizer
Keyword vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Abbie Gellman


  • 1 tablespoon avocado or sunflower oil
  • 8 ounces shishito peppers
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. In a cast iron skillet (or other heavy duty skillet), heat oil over medium-high until shimmering.
  2. Add peppers and cook until they start to char, ~1-2 minutes. Then continue to cook but stir occasionally for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Charred Shishito Peppers

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