Blistered Shishito Peppers - Recipe

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Flaky Sea Salt and Lime – Recipe

These garden grown shishito peppers are blistered and charred in a hot pan with just a bit of oil, then tossed with flaky sea salt and tart lime juice. Serve them up with a simple lime-cream sauce for dipping. The perfect appetizer or party starter.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, game day, shishito
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 226 kcal


  • 12 shishito peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 small lime for serving


  • ¼ cup crema or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat a large cast iron pan to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  2. Add the shishito peppers and cook them about 5 minutes per side, until the skins char and blister up. Flip them occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and toss with about a teaspoon of flaky sea salt. You can add more if you’d like.
  4. Squeeze fresh lime juice over them and serve.


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together and place it into a dipping cup.

Recipe Notes

Serves 2 Heat Factor: Low, but you may get a slightly spicy shishito every now and then. Heat them up with some spicy chili flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Flaky Sea Salt and Lime – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1309mg 55%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 54.1%
Vitamin C 476.7%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.