Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are a quick and delicious air fryer recipe. These blistered peppers are mild and make the perfect appetizer. You are going to fall in love with how easy this shishito pepper recipe is to make.

left side of a red and black air fryer basket. Inside the air fryer are blistered green shishito peppers.

Recipe Overview

Shishito Peppers are perfect for snacking. This recipe is perfect for game day or your late-night snack craving.

If you are a snacker that loves your air fryer, you should try our air fryer jalapeno poppers or our air fryer pickles.

You are going to love those air fryer snacks!

uncooked green shishito peppers on a white plate. The shot is an overhead view with a white and red striped napkin to the left.

Are Shishito peppers hot?

These little green peppers are actually quite mild.

When they are cooking up in the air fryer, they give off a smell similar to a jalapeno, but the taste is much milder.

Shishito Peppers are on the low end of the heat scale, so to speak. They say roughly 1 in 10 peppers is spicy.

How to air fry shishito peppers

Collage of 4 pictures. The first picture is uncooked shishito peppers on a white plate. The second picture is of the pepper in a red and black air fryer basket, but uncooked. The third picture is of cooked, blistered shishito peppers in a red/black air fryer basket. The fourth and final picture is of blistered and cooked peppers on a white plate.
  1. Remove the peppers from the packaging. Wash peppers and remove any unwanted pieces. Gently spritz the peppers with spray oil.
  2. Put washed peppers into the air fryer basket.
  3. Air Fry the peppers at 390F/198C for 6 minutes. You will hear popping sounds in the air fryer, it is just the peppers expanding.
  4. Remove peppers from the basket. Season with salt and serve with a dipping sauce.
vertical overhead picture of blistered and cooked peppers in a red and black air fryer basket.
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Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are a quick and delicious air fryer recipe. These blistered peppers are mild and make the perfect appetizer. You are going to fall in love with how easy this shishito pepper recipe is to make.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 113kcal
Ken

Ingredients

  • 15 shishito peppers
  • spray oil

Instructions

  • Remove the peppers from the packaging. Wash peppers and remove any unwanted pieces. Gently spritz the peppers with spray oil.
  • Put washed peppers into the air fryer basket.
  • Air Fry the peppers at 390F/198C for 6 minutesYou will hear popping sounds in the air fryer, it is just the peppers expanding.
  • Remove peppers from basket. Season with salt and serve with a dipping sauce.
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Notes

I would suggest serving this peppers with a dipping sauce. I personally love to dip mine into coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Sodium: 1399mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 50mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I was super excited to try these because I’ve had them as an appetizer at a local restaurant. So I picked them up at my store when I saw them when I was shopping. I was thrilled to see your recipe today on how to air fry these. We made them as an afternoon snack and they were absolutely delicious. We dip them in soy sauce.

  2. 5 stars
    These sound so fantastic! I love peppers in any size, shape, the mild ones, AND the spicy ones! These shishito ones I have seen so many times lately. Now I feel I really need to pick them up – along with an air fryer haha. I am missing out on so many levels.

  3. 5 stars
    Now that sounds like a gorgeous appetiser with shishito peppers. I can’t wait to make some over the weekend.

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