Blistered Shishito Peppers with Whipped Lemon Goat Cheese Recipe

Perfectly blistered shishito peppers served with a side of creamy whipped lemon goat cheese for dipping.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Japanese


1 pint shishito peppers

1 tablespoon oil (I used Sesame)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

4 ounces goat cheese

2 1/2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

grated zest from 1 lemon



Preheat your grill on high-heat. You need it pretty hot to blister these little guys.

In a large bowl, combine the oil and salt. Add the shishito peppers and toss. Set aside.

In a food processor, combine goat cheese, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix until well combined and cheese has a “whipped” texture. (1-2 minutes.) Put in a bowl for serving.

Place your coated peppers on the grill. Cook for about 3 minutes then flip. Cook another 3 minutes or until peppers are softened and blistered. Remove from grill.

Serve peppers warm, alongside the whipped goat cheese. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 108