Serve a Shishito Pepper Cheese Board, with either sautéed or grilled shishito peppers, with fresh veggies, cheese, meat, and crackers.

a round tray with cheese, meat, crackers, veggies, and hummus

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Happy Friday, Friends! This Shishito Pepper Cheese Board has got to be one of my favorite boards that we served this summer. It’s full of farmer’s market fresh veggies (don’t forget the basil), and then of course, the star of the board: shishito peppers.

Shishito Pepper Cheese Board

Grab more of my cheese boards and The Big Board ideas for the weekend! Looking for a dessert this weekend? Try Grillled Chicken Caprese and this amazing Olive Oil Peach French Pound Cake!

roasted shishito peppers on a cheese board

Friends, we recently hiked to the top of Tumalo Ridge, here in central Oregon. Our friends treated us to dinner on top of the mountain. This has got to be one of my most favorite summer memories.

friends together on tumalo ridge

This last month of summer has been very busy for us, as we’ve just returned from a long 10 day road trip in our sprinter van. Don’t forget you can see the highlights on my Instagram.

tomatoes, cucumber sticks, and crackers on a cheese board with hummus

Over the summer we’ve served plenty of grilled tri-tip and burgers, and a variety of charcuterie boards. We have many more ideas for you to come, with my new line of charcuterie and dinner boards that I will be selling. I’m very excited about this, and I think you will be, too! [Stay tuned for pre-order link!]

Summer cheese board

In the meantime, here’s one of my summer favorites: This Shishito Pepper Cheese Board!

hummus on a cheese board with peppers, meat, cheese, veggies

Ingredients you will need:

  • Hummus
  • English cucumber, sliced
  • Shishito peppers, sautéed with a side of soy sauce
  • Multi-color carrots
  • Sugar plum tomatoes
  • Cabot Smokey Bacon Cheese
  • Prosciutto
  • Hard salami
  • Multigrain crackers
  • Rice crackers (gluten-free)
  • Basil for garnish

a bowl of hummus garnished with basil on a cheese board

How to roast shishito peppers

Want to quickly roast these little beauty shishito peppers? So good.

How to Cook Shishito Peppers is simple; saute or grill.

a cracker bite with cheese, meat, hummus, and tomato

Eat outside or in the great outdoors

Make a special memory one evening this last month of summer, and pack a picnic dinner and go on your favorite walk or hike.

sunset up top of tumalo ridge, OR

Mosquitoes aside, we love eating outdoors.

Keep it simple (pre-made dinners are fine) or make it special. Our friends ordered takeout from one of our favorite restaurants in Bend.

vibrant cheese board with shishito peppers

Sit and watch the sunset

We sat and watched the sunset. It was magical and glorious and majestic, walking back down the mountain.

beautiful pano view of tumalo ridge, OR

Watching the sunset isn’t just for people on vacation, Friends. I hope you are enjoying it this summer as much as I am!

a shishito pepper cheese board


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Shishito Pepper Cheese Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 10 oz hummus
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 6 oz shishito peppers, sautéed with a side of soy sauce
  • 5 multi-color carrots, cut into sticks
  • 8 oz sugar plum tomatoes
  • 8 oz Cabot Smokey Bacon Cheese, sliced
  • 5 oz prosciutto
  • 5 oz hard salami
  • 4 oz pkg multigrain crackers
  • 3.5 oz pkg rice crackers, gluten-free
  • Basil for garnish


  • Place hummus in a small bowl in the center of a board, tray, or platter.
  • Cook the shishito peppers (grill or pan fry).
  • Slice cheese and vegetables. Place around the hummus.
  • Lay down the crackers and garnish the hummus with fresh basil and serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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hummus in the center of a cheese board