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Grilled Citrus Shishito Peppers

Grilled Citrus Shishito Peppers

Grilled Lemon Shishito Peppers. Vegan. Gluten Free.

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Haven’t seen or heard of these beauties?  No worries, once trying you’ll never forget them.

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Shishito peppers are small, finger length, slender and thin walled peppers. One in about 10 are spicy but most are mellow.

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Very low in calories, I use these as an appetizer or on my taco bar. These take mere minutes to prepare and devour so make sure you buy a hearty supply.

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I find these at my local farmer’s market or Asian market. I hope you venture out and give these a whirl.

Robin Runner
Course Appetizer


  • Quart or more of Shishito peppers
  • Salt
  • Lemon slices 2-4
  • Olive oil


  • Wash your peppers thoroughly. While the peppers dry out a bit, place a sauté pan over medium to high heat (no oil).
  • While your peppers are sitting in your colander, drizzle with a tiny bit of oil (think 1 teaspoon) and sprinkle with salt. Toss with your hands then dump into your pan (be cautious).
  • Add some lemon slices and sear the peppers until they begin to blister. Keep tossing every few minutes.
  • Once they look decently blistered remove from heat and place on a platter. Sprinkle with extra salt and a squeeze of more lemon juice. Serve and enjoy!


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