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Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

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Easy Air Fryer Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered. Finish with a squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!

Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!
Air Fried Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito peppers are usually stir-fried in a wok or skillet. Since you’re using less oil in the air fryer, these are much healthier, less messy and so easy! I love using my air fryer for veggies! I make everything from zucchini, to asparagus, broccoli and more. These peppers are always such a great treat.

Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!

Have you tried shishito peppers? I order them at one of my favorite restaurants all the time as an appetizer, but I also make them from scratch all the time, because they are so stinking easy! I buy them at Trader Joe’s, they come bagged but many farmers markets and supermarkets also carry them.

Ingredients

Less than ten (10) minutes to make, this easy shishito pepper recipe uses just 4 (four) ingredients!

  • shishito peppers
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • lemon wedges for squeezing over the top

How To Air Fry Shishito Peppers

  1. There’s no need to remove the stem or seeds. Spritz the whole shishito peppers all over with olive oil.
  2. Transfer the peppers to the air fryer basket and air fry in one batch 400F 8 to 9 minutes, shaking the basket halfway until soft and slightly charred and blistered.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and squeeze with lemon wedges, serve warm.

FAQs

Can you air fry shishito peppers?

Yes, shishito peppers in the air fryer come out perfectly charred and it’s so easy!

Are shishito peppers hot?

I often feel like I am playing Russian Roulette when I eat them because you never know what you’re going to get. Some are mild, some are really spicy, although milder than jalapeno peppers. Their flavor is mildly tingly and sweet with a hint of smokiness.

What is the best way to eat shishito peppers?

As an appetizer with fresh lemon or a dipping sauce. Or you can grill them, stir-fry, air fry or serve as a side dish. Also try stuffing and grilling or making tempura.

Where to buy shishito peppers?

I usually get these little peppers at Trader Joes but you can also get them at Wegmans and Fresh Direct.

Are shishito peppers healthy?

Like all peppers, shishito peppers are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!Blistered Shishito peppers are usually stir-fried in a wok or skillet. Since you're using less oil in the air fryer, these are much healthier, less messy and so easy!Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!

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Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

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Cals:15
Protein:1.5
Carbs:2.5
Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon juice and they are delicious!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 oz

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces shishito peppers, can be found at farmers markets, some grocery stores, and at Trader Joe’s
  • extra virgin olive oil spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Spritz the shishito peppers all over with olive oil.
  • Preheat the air fryer 400F 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to the air fryer and cook in one batch 400F 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway until soft and slightly charred and blistered
  • Sprinkle with salt and squeeze with lemon wedges, serve warm.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 oz, Calories: 15 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5 g, Protein: 1.5 g, Sodium: 76.5 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugar: 2 g

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