Shishito peppers are a great addition to a charcuterie board! How to Cook Shishito Peppers is simple; saute or grill. Serve with soy sauce!

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

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Today I’m sharing an easy appetizer—so easy you won’t believe it. I’ll show you how to cook shishito peppers, and how to serve them!

close up Shishito Pepper

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

But first, there are so many pepper recipes, from roasted sweet mini peppers to stuffed bell peppers. But have you tried shishito peppers? You can buy them in a smalll bag at Trader Joe’s, and they are a delicious treat.

Hot grilled Shishito Peppers

Ingredients for shishito peppers

These colorful, sweet peppers are so versatile.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Shishito peppers
  • Sesame oil
  • Soy sauce (for dipping) or coconut aminos
  • Pinch of kosher salt

a plate of Shishito Peppers with dipping sauce

Here are more pepper recipes to try:

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Peppers

Pesto Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Tasty Taco Mini Stuffed Peppers (make these for Taco Tuesday today!)

Love these Italian Stuffed Peppers

a dozen grilled Shishito Peppers

Cooking Shishito Peppers

  1. Saute on the stove (which is what I did).
  2. Or, you can grill them!

It only takes about 5 minutes and you have delicious bites!

dipping a Shishito Pepper in soy sauce

Oh, and we’ve also drizzled them with honey, if you like the sweet and savory flavors mixed together. And a dipping sauce is essential.

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How to Cook Shishito Peppers
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How to Cook Shishito Peppers Serves 6

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 6 oz bag shishito peppers
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, for dipping
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  • In a hot skillet, heat the sesame oil.
  • Add the peppers and cook 3-4 minutes, until blistered and brown. Turn them frequently to get the nice charred look.
  • Serve on a platter with a small bowl of soy sauce for dipping. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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a white plate of Shishito Peppers