Quick Shishito Peppers

shishito peppers

I recently moved into a great bungalow complex that shares a communal garden space. I absolutely love it! We have fresh herbs and veggies and we have an enormous avocado tree that is JUST on the cusp of dumping pounds of avocados over our heads. It’s paradise. The great thing about having herbs and basic veggies available is so obvious: minus the occasional watering, they are free! And right now, our Shishito pepper bush is pumping out tasty peppers faster than I can eat them. Shishito peppers look kind of like shriveled jalapeños, but they are not nearly as spicy. They have the slightest hint of a kick, but I would say one out of ten packs some serious eye watering heat. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt?!


These peppers take minutes to cook up and are a real treat. They aren’t exactly filling, but they fix that snacking craving I get when I’m bored and moping around my house waiting for an audition to hit my inbox. I also occasionally stuff them with honey and goat cheese, but that will be for another recipe.

Give these a try and let me know what you think!


Prep Time: <5 minutes  Cook Time: <5 minutes  Total Active Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

  • 1 cup of Shishito peppers
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toss the peppers in the olive oil, salt and pepper, and then arrange on a foil lined baking sheet
  2. Pop them in your toaster oven on the broil setting and broil for about 2 minutes
  3. Remove from oven and toss with sesame oil and soy sauce


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