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Easy Sesame Shishito Peppers

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  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Easy Sesame Shishito Peppers recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally vegan and gluten-free, and absolutely irresistible as an appetizer or snack.


  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil (*or any high-heat cooking oil)
  • 6 ounces shishito peppers
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari if making this recipe GF)
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat a heavy-bottomed saute pan or cast iron pan over high heat for a few minutes until it is hot.  Add canola oil and shishito peppers and season with a generous pinch of salt and black pepper.  Immediately toss to combine.  Then saute for 3-4 minutes, tossing every 45 seconds or so, until the peppers are mostly charred (blistered) on all sides.  Remove from heat and transfer the peppers to a serving bowl.  Toss with sesame oil and soy sauce (or tamari) until the peppers are evenly coated, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  2. Serve warm.