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Blistered Shishito Peppers + Sriracha Aoili

shishito peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers + Sriracha Aoili

If I’m being completely honest, I’m not a huge pepper lover BUT… after one date night to Uchi, these little Japanese heirloom peppers stole my heart! I knew I had to come home and make a healthier version of these shishito peppers without sacrificing the flavor!

These babies are the perfect combo of mildly sweet and spicy. (The bag claims that only 1 in 10 are actually hot). Loaded with vitamin C and anti- inflammatory properties, shishito peppers make the perfect appetizer or side dish! Just don’t forget the spicy paleo aoili to take them to the next level. Primal Kitchen also has a chipotle lime mayo that is fantastic if you want to take a little shortcut with the aoili. Even though, the aoili recipe here is the BOMB!

Try these shishito peppers or the Stuffed Peppers + tag us over on Instagram + Facebook @nuvitruwellness! If you need 1:1 help with your nutrition, make sure you check out our services + see how we can help you! We love connecting with our tribe, so make sure you engage with us + reach out to us.

These would be good paired with some hot wings! Sports game food is obviously on my mind. 😛 Enjoy, my friends!

shishito peppers


Blistered Shishito Peppers + Sriracha Aoili

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time30 minutes



  • 1 Lb. Shishito Peppers
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Oil Organic, Non GMO
  • 2 Tsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 Tsp Maldon Sea Salt

Paleo Sriracha Aoli

  • 1 Cup Avocado Oil Mayo We love Chosen Foods or brand
  • 1 Garlic Clove Crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1/4 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice


  • Heat your cast iron or wok to medium high heat with avocado oil or non gmo organic sesame oil.
  • Add your peppers and allow them to sit and blister for a minute. Stir and toss.
  • Add the coconut aminos. Toss one more time
  • Plate and add maldon sea salt to finish. Serve immediately.

Sriracha Mayo

  • In a food processor or using an immersion blender, blend mayo, sriracha, garlic, paprika, lemon juice.
  • Serve in a ramekin alongside the peppers to dip.
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Michelle Thomason

Michelle Thomason lives in Austin, TX with her husband + two kids. She loves to be in the kitchen creating delicious wholesome meals for her family!