Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are a delicious and spicy side dish that everyone loves. Check out how quick and easy these little peppers are to make.
I hope you love this air fried shishito peppers recipe as much as we do. It's the perfect easy recipe and easy appetizer or side dish for most occasions.
What are Shishito Peppers?
Shishito peppers are mild peppers that is typically planted in Spring or early Summer when the temperature in the soil is between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The shishito pepper plant needs a good amount of sun, typically between 6-8 hours a day. Harvesting of these little peppers happens in the early fall, about 60 days after transplanting. The best part is that most shishito pepper plants produce a good amount of little green peppers. Once harvested, these east Asian Japanese peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
These little peppers are perfect to pick up at your favorite grocery stores such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods and are usually in the farmers markets in the fall. If you've never tried them, you need to add them to your list!
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- Shishito peppers
- olive oil
- dried rosemary
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika
- pink Himalayan sea salt
How to Make Shishito Peppers in the Air Fryer
Wash and rinse the peppers in a colander.
Add the shishito peppers to a small bowl and pour the olive oil over the peppers. Stir to coat.
Add the seasonings to the peppers and stir to evenly coat.
Place the peppers into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
Air fry the shishito peppers at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes, tossing the peppers halfway through.
Carefully remove from the air fryer basket and serve immediately on a serving dish with your favorite dipping sauce.
NOTE: This recipe was made in the basket style 5.8 qt Cosori air fryer. If you are using a different brand of air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.
How hot are shishito peppers?
Shishito peppers only have a mild heat, so you can spice them up as much as you want with additional seasonings such as black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, or even white pepper.
What are good dipping sauces to serve with shishito peppers?
Consider using your favorite dipping sauce such as sweet chili sauce, seasoned sour cream, or even ranch.
What do shishito peppers look like?
Shishito peppers typically are purchased in a bag, and they look like jalapeno peppers. These small peppers aren't as full as jalapeno peppers, but they are close in size.
Where do I find shishito peppers in the grocery store?
You can find shishito peppers in your local grocery store in the product section near the section with whole peppers.
This shishito pepper recipe is a great appetizer for something quick and easy. If you're looking for a great snack with a lot of flavors, you're going to love this air fryer recipe.
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Air Fryer Shishito Pepper
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 pound shishito peppers
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon Himilayan sea salt
- Wash and rinse the peppers in a colander.
- Add the shishito peppers to a small bowl and pour the olive oil over the peppers. Stir to coat.
- Add the seasonings to the peppers and stir to evenly coat.
- Place the peppers into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Air fry the shishito peppers at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes, tossing the peppers halfway through.
- Carefully remove from the air fryer basket and serve immediately on a serving dish with your favorite dipping sauce.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.