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Roasted Sesame Shishito Peppers (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

Whenever I see fresh shishito peppers in my farmers market I get so excited. I start thinking about how great they will be simply roasted or grilled and served as appetizers. I even grew them in my garden over the summer. All you have to do is whip up an easy vinaigrette (such as this Roasted Sesame Shishito recipe below), marinate them, and then roast or grill the peppers until they’re browned. Then just pop these mildly hot, sweet peppers! 

Shishito peppers at the farmers market
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Roasted Sesame Shishito Peppers (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x




  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Wash peppers and place them whole (with stems attached) on a baking dish.
  3. Whisk together oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and garlic and drizzle over peppers. Toss together to distribute ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Place in oven and roast for about 10 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and tender.
  6. Serve immediately.


You can grill shishito peppers on a grill, too. Just follow the directions above and grill them on a hot grill instead of the oven until browned on both sides.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 155 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: roasted peppers, shishito pepper, appetizer

For more vegetable recipes check out some of my favorites:

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Tomatoes
Herbed Grilled Vegetables
Herbed Grilled Artichokes

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