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An image of a white plate filled with air fried shishito peppers, with several lemon wedges on the side. The peppers are lightly charred and blistered on the outside and sprinkled with salt.

Easy Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Air Fryer Shishito Peppers make for a quick and effortless snack or appetizer in the air fryer. They come out perfectly charred and blistered with a smoky flavor. These bite-size peppers are mild, not spicy, and incredibly tasty! Ready in 10 minutes.


  • 8 ounces shishito peppers ( you can get them at farmers markets, some grocery stores, and Trader Joe's
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Rinse the shishito peppers and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the peppers with olive oil until evenly coated.
  • Arrange the peppers in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 6-8 minutes in one batch, shaking the basket every couple of minutes to ensure even cooking.
  • When the peppers are charred and blistered on the outside, remove them from the air fryer.
  • Sprinkle salt over the peppers and serve with lemon wedges immediately.
  • Enjoy!


Storage: If you have leftover air fryer shishito peppers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To store, place them in an airtight container or resealable bag and refrigerate.

  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Air fryer recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 23kcal
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g