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Sesame Miso Blistered Shishito Peppers

Sesame Miso Shishito Peppers

Blistered shishito peppers and charred green beans tossed in a warm sesame miso sauce make for a craveable and fun summer snack!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian, Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 as an appetizer


  • 2 pints shishito peppers
  • 2 pints green beans white or regular
  • 1 ½ tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp white (sweet) miso
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt divided
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Wash the shishito peppers and green beans - trim the stems of the peppers to about 1 inch long and remove the stem ends from the green beans. Pat completely dry.

  2. Add sesame oil to a wok or large non-stick skillet and heat over medium high heat until barely smoking.

  3. Add the peppers and green beans to the wok, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp kosher salt and let char undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, then stir occasionally for a total of 8 minutes.

  4. While the vegetables char, combine the miso, water, lime juice, red pepper flakes, white sugar, and remaining 1/4 tsp kosher salt in a small bowl. Mix to combine.

  5. After 8 minutes the green beans and shishito peppers should be charred and softened. Add the sauce the wok and stir until the vegetables are coated and the sauce is heated through - about 15-20 seconds.

  6. Pour into a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately while still hot!