Easy Blistered Shishito Peppers – Quick, Healthy & Low Carb

Easy Blistered Shishito Peppers

If you have never had shishito peppers, they are these fantastic little peppers with a mild, sweet and just slightly smoky flavor. Shishitos have a pretty thin skin, so they cook relatively quickly, and because of their convenient size, they are a great bite-sized snack. This Easy Blistered Shishito Peppers recipe will only take about 10 minutes, and it only has 5 simple ingredients. We like to enjoy these as a snack, appetizer or side dish. This recipe also has only 60 calories and 4 net carbs per serving, so it is both delicious and healthy!

Tips for making this recipe:

  • Don’t over think it! Making this dish is really a very simple thing. You just heat up the skillet, blister the peppers a little, sprinkle on the other ingredients and enjoy! Oh, and use your hands to eat them. That’s really the only way!
  • I almost always prefer a cast iron skillet over any other. This recipe is no exception. If you do not have a cast iron skillet, I REALLY recommend that you get one. It is such a great investment, as it should last you the rest of your life. Any other skillet should work fine in this recipe, though.
  • If you are vegan or have a dairy allergy, go ahead and leave the parmesan cheese off. It adds a nice little finishing flavor, but it is completely optional, and the peppers will be delicious either way.

Other recipes that would go great with my Easy Blistered Shishito Peppers:

Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Vietnamese Rice Bowls

Damn Good Noodles

Products I recommend for this recipe:

Cast iron skillet

Kitchen tongs

I would love to hear what you think of this. Please let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to select a star rating. Thank you and enjoy!

Easy Blistered Shishito Peppers

These sweet, mild and smoky peppers are quickly blistered and finished with just a few simple ingredients.
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy, Healthy, keto, lime, low carb, parmesan, pepper, salt, sesame oil, shishito pepper, side dish, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 60kcal


  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 pint shishito peppers
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated


  • Heat a large cast iron or other skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and peppers and allow to peppers to blister or char in a few spots. This will take about 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from heat, squeeze the lime juice over the peppers and sprinkle the salt and parmesan cheese on top.


Sodium: 249mg | Calcium: 86mg | Vitamin C: 97mg | Vitamin A: 487IU | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 207mg | Cholesterol: 4mg | Calories: 60kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Iron: 1mg

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