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Grilled shishito peppers on serving board with lemon and sea salt

Grilled Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt

Grilled Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt are smoky, charred shishito peppers served with fresh lemon and flaky sea salt!

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  • 1 pound shishito peppers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • large metal or wooden skewers
  • 1/2 small lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Toss the shishito peppers with the olive oil in a large bowl until the peppers are well coated, then skewer the peppers onto the skewers.
  • Reduce the heat to medium high and place the skewers on the grill.  Grill 2-3 minutes per side until charred, then turn using tongs and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.  Remove the peppers from the skewers and toss with lemon juice, flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • I love the hint of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of my favorite flaky sea salt, but you can certainly customize your shishito peppers a number of ways.  Toss in soy sauce for a nice umami flavor, or serve with your favorite dip.
  • I normally serve these Grilled Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt as an appetizer, but you can find so many uses for them.  Use them as a condiment for your tacos, burgers or bowls, or chop them up and add them to frittatas, salads, pasta dishes or dip.
  • Shishito peppers don't keep more than a few days when raw, so cook them within 2 days of picking or purchase.  Once cooked, store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • If you prefer not to grill them, simply toss them in olive oil and place under the broiler and cook on each side until blackened.  You may also cook them at high heat on the stove top.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe, Calories: 96kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 3mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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