Air Fryer Shishito Peppers with Spicy Mayo

Back when I was living in Colorado, there was this restaurant that served blistered shishito peppers for a few dollars during their happy hour. We would get them every time we went in and they were so good! It has been soo long since I had them so I decided to try to make my own batch at home using the air fryer. They turned out great and the spicy mayo with lime juice was pretty delicious as well!

Shishito peppers are pretty mild but you will get an occasional one that is kind of spicy. It’s kind of fun serving them and seeing who gets those random spicy ones! These air fryer shishito peppers would be an easy addition to add to your Super Bowl menu too – you could even cook them in batches throughout the day so there are always some fresh ones.

overhead shot of shishito peppers with spicy mayo

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers Ingredients:

  • shishito peppers
  • sesame oil
  • garlic
  • mayo
  • sriracha
  • lime
roasted shishito peppers on a plate topped with sesame seeds next to a ramekin of spicy mayo on white plate with wooden spoon
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers with Spicy Mayo
Course: Appetizer
Shishito Peppers
  • 1/2 lb shishito peppers
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sesame seeds *optional
Spicy Mayo
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 lime
Shishito Peppers
  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°.

  2. Toss peppers in sesame oil and minced garlic.

  3. Add peppers to air fryer.

  4. Cook for about 6 minutes, shaking basket halfway through.

  5. Remove and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

  6. Serve immediately.

Spicy Mayo
  1. Combine mayo, sriracha, minced garlic and lime juice.

  2. Stir thoroughly and enjoy!

shishito peppers roasted with sesame seeds on plate with ramekin of spicy mayo
pepper being dipped into spicy mayo over platter

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