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Shishito Peppers

FODMAP snacks - Shishito Peppers

Have you ever had shishito peppers?  These little guys are the Japanese cousin to Spain’s Padron peppers and are full of high anti-inflammatory properties.  I’ve recently become hooked as they make for great FODMAP snacks or even as a quick appetizer to serve to a crowd.  I have bought them at regular grocery stores like Trader Joes, Sprouts and HEB so they are becoming much more mainstream and easier to find.  I’ve also seen these peppers pop up on a multitude of restaurant menus which is a great appetizer dish to order for us FODMAPPERS.

When we were in Spain, I found these peppers on every tapas menu.  It was a great affordable option and a way to sneak in a little green into our carb heavy meals.  We also took the BEST cooking class where we learned how to make some classic Spanish dishes like paella, Spanish omelet, and tomato toast.

Shishito peppers in Barcelona

Shishito peppers in Barcelona

The fun or scary part (depending on how you look at it) of eating these peppers is that 1 out of every 10 can be spicy.  The scary part for me is there is no way to find out without biting into it.  In the past, I have made my husband bite into each and every pepper to test the spice level.  Now if that’s not love, I don’t know what is!

My husband and I taking a cooking class in Barcelona

My husband and I taking a cooking class in Barcelona

Looking for other great snack ideas? Check out these recipes: deviled eggs and roasted tomato bruschetta.

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FODMAP snacks - Shishito Peppers

Shishito Peppers

  • Author: Fitfabfodmap
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: appetizers
  • Cuisine: Asian


A satisfying appetizer or snack!


  • 1 package of Shishito Peppers, washed
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • Sea Salt for taste


  1. In a large wok or skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add peppers to the pan and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until peppers become evenly blistered.
  2. Remove from pan and add salt.


These will make lots of noises as the oil is hot and the peppers are blistering, be careful not to get burned!

Keywords: fodmap vegetable, fodmap appetizer, fodmap appetizer recipes

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