Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are a quick and delicious appetizer or side dish. These blistered Japanese peppers are mild and sweet and ready in about 5 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Shishito Peppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 21kcal
Author: Amy Katz


  • 1 dry pint shishito peppers, (about 20 peppers)
  • cooking spray
  • salt , to taste (large flake, if available)


  • Place the shishito peppers in the air fryer basket. 
  • Spritz with a little cooking spray and shake the basket to evenly distribute.
  • Air fry for 5 to 6 minutes at 390 degrees, shaking half way through, until the peppers are blistered and lightly charred in areas.
  • Place the peppers on a serving dish and generously sprinkle with salt. Enjoy immediately.

Optional serving suggestions:

  • Serve the shishito peppers with a dipping sauce made of 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice combined with 1 teaspoon tamari.
  • Sprinkle the peppers with Furikake seasoning. (Be sure the check the ingredients to make sure it's vegan since some blends contain fish/seafood products.)
  • Squeeze a lemon or lime over the peppers before serving.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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