If you are new to the shishito pepper craze, don’t be worried that they are spicy. In fact, shishito peppers are actually very sweet and mild. And there are a ton of incredible shishito peppers recipes out there to try. One of the most popular, is an Asian style shishito pepper. The peppers are first cooked until charred, then tossed with some incredible garlic and Asian flavors. It’s SUPER easy and SUPER delicious. To eat them, simply hold the stem, and bite off the whole pepper, seeds and all. Quite honestly, this dish is never one that I never want to share. It’s so good, I could easily eat the whole thing myself. And the best thing is that each serving is just 1 Point! Give these a try and they are sure to become a fast favorite of yours too.
Grilled Sesame Garlic Shishito Peppers
Easy to cook and easy to eat, these tasty shishito peppers are deliciously sweet, smoky and salty little bites of goodness. They make an amazing, healthy snack or a simple Weight Watchers side dish to pair with just about anything.
- 12 oz whole shishito peppers
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- Salt to taste
- Heat olive oil in a grill pan over medium high heat (I used my cast iron grill pan). Add in the peppers and sauté for 3-4 minutes, tossing every 45 seconds or so, until the peppers are mostly charred and blistered on all sides.
- Add in the garlic and continue to cook for another minute or two until the peppers are well cooked and the garlic has begun to brown.
- Transfer peppers to a large bowl, and toss with sesame oil and soy sauce. Season with additional salt as needed. Serve immediately.
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Chinese
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 2 Smart Points/1 Point
PER SERVING: 56 calories; 2g fat; .4g saturated fat; 7g carbohydrates; 2.7g sugar; 2.5g protein; 3.5g fiber