with homemade pesto dip

6 servings | ready in under 30 minutes

This Blistered Shishito Peppers recipe with homemade citrus pesto dip is out of this world delicious! It makes the perfect, easy finger food everyone will love for game day.

A perfect game day appetizer!

Let's get started!

Wash and dry 2 dozen Shishito peppers. After drying, puncture each pepper before cooking.  


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Toss the peppers in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and add to the skillet. Cook until the peppers blister in a few places, then flip to blister on the other side.


Remove the peppers to a bowl, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and sprinkle with sea salt to taste.


Let's make some homemade citrus pesto dip!

Blend 4 bunches parsley with the stems removed, the juice of 1 lemon, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 Tbsp black pepper, and 1/4 Tbsp salt in a food processor.


Once well-combined, slowly begin adding 1/4 cup olive oil, then continue to process until combined.


Place in a bowl, serve with Shishito peppers, and enjoy!


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