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.
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.
Less than ten (10) minutes to make, this easy recipe uses just 4 (four) ingredients – shishito peppers, olive oil, salt and lemon wedges for squeezing over the top. They come out charred and blistered on the edges, perfect as an appetizer or snack.
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.
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.
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Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
- 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
- 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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35 comments on “Air Fried Shishito Peppers”
Silly question but do you eat the whole pepper? I’ve never had them and wondering if there are seeds inside that you eat around?
yes, pretty much except you toss the stem
Just made these. Great recipe. I made a lemon garlic aioli to go with it. The air fryer is perfect. No messy oil all over the stove.
I used to see the Shishito Peppers in COSTCO, but never had an interest until I saw in WholeFoods too. So I made it as per your recipe, it was good.
I wanted “print” the recipe, but did not see the option (only to summary, ingredients and steps only”, just like other cooking websites.
Please look into, if that option is available then it would help the subscribers to save as pdf or printed copy.
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Theres a black print button right in the recipe card below the photo.
Can we use the extra olive oil in Airfryer? I’ve heard that it is unhealthy for cooking in the high temperature, risk to cancer.
I use avocado oil for high heat
These are great. We added Chanterelles and used avocado oil spray and seasonings we had on hand—-but the time and temp in air fryer had them both just right. Thank you!
Do they crisp up or are they soggy/limp peppers
They char nice, they are perfect
These turned out so great! One of the first uses of my air fryer that was delivered last week. I was excited to find shishitos at our local organic farm stand yesterday! 😋🍋
These are so good! I added paprika and a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey.
I still don’t have an air fryer? How else would you make these? Grill?
Put a sheet pan in the oven and turn the broiler on high. When it’s nice and hot add your peppers tossed in oil. They’ll blister on both sides that way! Only takes about 4 min.
I love Shishito Peppers!! Just posted about this on my blog!
These are absolutely amazing! I cannot get enough of them! Hopefully I can afford my new addiction to these peppers! haha
I found them at Walmart Neighborhood for $2.68 a bag 🙂
Would this work with other types of peppers and if so would your have to adjust anything?
This recipe is so simple and so so delicious. It’s my go-to snack!
These are AMAZING!! I’d never had shishito peppers before. Great flavor!
Well…these couldn’t be easier or more delicious! I found 8 oz bag of peppers at Harris Teeter. Don’t over-do the oil spray…just a little does the trick. The salt and lemon are key. They taste best warm. Thanks Gina!
Grilled. Absolutely delicious!
These peppers are so delicious prepared your way Gina. I even forgot to squeeze lemon on the peppers and they were delicious even without it. Thank you for another quick and easy side dish.
These were simply amazing. I love these peppers and this recipe makes it simple. I will never cook them any other way!!
I really wanted one of your air fryers but they have such terrible reviews that I got a different brand. Are you aware of all the reviews this brand has gotten by a lot of your loyal followers in here? I am one and can’t afford to take the chance on a bad brand so I got a highly rated Kaloric. I am concerned about the non-stick coating but There are ways to keep food from touching it all the time. I needed an air fryer because my range broke and I can’t even use my oven at this time. It’s so old it isn’t worth fixing so I hope my new fryer will take its place.
I WILL be using your recipes GIna and I LOVE Shishito peppers!! Buy them any time I see them and can’t wait to use my new fryer to try them in. I realize you might not approve this comment and that is fine, but I did want to alert you to the reviews.
Hi Jana, if you look at the reviews by most recent, you will see they are all 5 (five) stars! When it first launched many months back, 3% had issues, which Vremi fixed and replaced all the bad ones. Sadly, amazon shows you the negative reviews first.
I just got my fryer, Gina…we love it!!! I’ve been experimenting with lots of different foods…so far everything has been great!!! So glad I made the purchase!
Thank goodness you posted this., I have a bag of shishito peppers in the fridge, on the edge. I was going to make the yogurt marinated chicken with blistered veggies from the Air Fryer Cookbook, but somehow it didn’t happen. Can I jar these? Like roasted red peppers?
They are best when eaten right away. You should make the recipe from the book soon, its so good!
Any ideas for a dipping sauce? I did Greek yogurt, sriracha and soy sauce, but would love to do a lemon one!
Lemon, mayo and garlic to do an aioli or yogurt, garlic and lemon zest would be great too.
This looks amazing! I need this in my life asap!
How would you prepare these in the oven? Unfortunately, I don’t own an air fryer.
You can do them on a skillet with oil.
Hi Gina! Would oven roasting at a high temp work?