There are so many delicious varieties to choose from!
For those of you that are fearful of hot and spicy peppers, but still want their healing and medicinal properties, I introduce you to the mildly sweet and slightly bitter/pungent Shishito pepper.
It’s a member of the Capsicum annuum family that has been associated with reducing risks for heart disease and cancer and promoting good digestion and weight loss (1). This is a really good family to invite to dinner.
And, they are so darn easy to prepare!
Below is my favorite way to enjoy these little cuties.
Plus, I like to eat them with this Garlicky Tahini Dressing.
If you are having guests over… simply double the recipe cuz you’re going to need more peppers! This dish is a crowd-pleaser and so easy to prepare.
- 1 pint of green shishito peppers
- 2 tbsp. organic peanut oil (or other high-heat oil)
- Sea salt
- Turn the oven on to the "broil" setting.
- Coat peppers in peanut oil and season with one or two pinches of sea salt.
- Place peppers into a cast-iron skillet.
- Broil 3 minutes on one side.
- Remove from the oven, turn the peppers with tongs (remember the pan is HOT!).
- Put back into the oven for 2-3 minutes.
- Enjoy as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.