Oven roasted shishito peppers recipe ready in 10 minutes. All you need is peppers, olive oil and salt! These blistered peppers are great for lunch, side dish or a healthy snack!
My Favorite Shishito Peppers Recipe
Warning: These roasted shishito peppers are deliciously addictive. Last week I actually googled “How many shishito peppers can someone eat in a day?” because let’s just say I couldn’t help myself.
Maybe you grow shishito peppers in the garden , or maybe you grabbed some at the farmers market, and now you’re wondering what the heck to do with them? Shishito peppers are easy to cook with and once you roast them, I’m positive you’ll be doubling your shishito pepper plants next year!
This is my go to method for making our garden shishito peppers. Some people like to blister them on the stove top, but I’m all about roasting them in the oven instead. By roasting them, I find their natural fresh pepper sweetness really shines through.
Ingredients to Roast Shishito Peppers
Besides shishito peppers, all you need is 2 basic ingredients that all roasted vegetables require.
- Olive Oil
- Salt (regular or coarse)
That’s it. Don’t you love how simple it is?
How do you blister peppers in the oven?
Wash shishito peppers and pat dry with a towel. Put them whole on a baking sheet, placing them in a single layer.
Pour olive oil on top and then sprinkle with salt. Stir the peppers to completely coat them with oil.
Roast the peppers, flipping them half way. If the peppers still aren’t blistered, cook for 1 more minute and check them, repeating until they’re blistered.
Remove from oven and allow to cool down for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy and be amazed by how good they are!
How to Serve Shishito Peppers
- Lunch: If you follow me on Instagram you know my Summer lunch is almost always shishito peppers, next to cubes of cheddar cheese and cherry tomatoes. I just love it!
- Side Dish / Appetizer: You can pretty much serve them next to anything as a side dish or bring them out first as a appetizer.
- Snack: They are the perfect afternoon snack, especially if you’re making a little tray filled with tomatoes and nuts. It’s both filling and delicious!
Are shishito peppers hot?
Shishito peppers traditionally taste more sweet than spicy. They are so mild that even my 3 year old likes snacking on them with me.
A shishito pepper has 50-200 Scoville heat units. In comparision a bell pepper measures 0 units, a poblano pepper measures 1,000 units and a jalapeno pepper measures 2,500 to 8,000 units.
With that said, once in a while you will come across a spicy Shishito pepper. It’s said that 1 out of every 20 shishitp peppers can be spicy, so just a little warning when it happens (but it’s still a bearable heat). 🙂
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How to Roast Shishito Peppers in the OvenPrint
- 1 pound shishito peppers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt regular or coarse
- Preheat oven to 425 F degrees F. Spread shishito peppers on baking sheet in a single layer.
- Pour olive oil on top of the peppers and then sprinkle with salt. Using a spatula or spoon, stir so the peppers are coated.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway so they are roasted on both sides. If the peppers still aren't blistered, cook for 1 more minute and check them, repeating until they're perfectly roasted.
- Remove from oven and enjoy! You can eat these for lunch (I love them next to cubes of cheese), a dinner side dish or a snack.