Shishito peppers are usually pan fried in hot oil or skewered and broiled (or grilled) until they’re charred and blistered. A messy affair with big-time cleanup, it’s so much easier to cook these delicious little green peppers in an air fryer. If you’re new to shishito peppers, don’t let their unappealing appearance fool you. They’re actually really good! Sweet like bell peppers, but smokier, and they practically melt in your mouth. Once of my all-time favorite veggie snacks!
Preheat your air fryer.
Air fry, shaking the basket once in the middle of cooking. They’re ready when they’re softened and blistered (they’ll smell like jalapeños when they’re cooking).
Optional: As the peppers cook, whisk together the homemade dipping sauce. Add additional citrus juice, to taste.
Japanese shishito peppers are best when enjoyed immediately! So carefully remove them to a clean plate and enjoy warm.