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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Whipped Goat Cheese

I’m excited to share a recipe for an absolutely delightful appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. These blistered shishito peppers with whipped truffle goat cheese dip are a simple yet elegant way to start any meal. This recipe is not only easy to make but it’s also delicious and sure to impress your guests.

I first had this concept at Swift's Attic, a restaurant in Austin, TX, and it was my favorite place for appetizers before heading downstairs to the jazz club (this was 10+ years ago!). The atmosphere was sophisticated yet artsy and modern. The food and cocktails were fun and creative, and it is still one of the only places that I truly miss from Texas.

blistered shishito peppers on tray with whipped goat cheese

How to Make Blistered Shishitos and Whipped Goat Cheese


  • 1 pound of fresh shishito peppers

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Maldon sea salt flakes, to finish

  • 4 oz truffle goat cheese

  • 1 Tablespoon of heavy cream

  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  1. Turn the broiler on your oven on high

  2. Rinse your shishito peppers and dry them completely.

  3. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet, making sure they are not too close together. Drizzle on olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper over them to taste.

  4. Broil the peppers for about 5-7 minutes or until they start to blister and turn brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.

  5. While the peppers are in the oven, prepare the whipped truffle goat cheese dip. In a food processor, combine the goat cheese, honey, and heavy cream. Blend the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  6. When the peppers are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

  7. To serve, place the whipped truffle goat cheese dip in a small serving bowl. Arrange the blistered shishito peppers on a platter or serving dish around the dip. Sprinkle with Maldon sea salt to finish.

  8. Enjoy!

blistered shishito peppers

The creamy, tangy, and slightly earthy flavor of the goat cheese dip pairs perfectly with the savory, slightly spicy flavor of the blistered shishito peppers. The truffle in the cheese adds an extra layer of sophistication and depth to the dish.

Blistered Shishito Peppers for an Easy Appetizer

This recipe is great for entertaining because it’s so simple to make and can be easily scaled up or down depending on the size of your party. You can always use plain goat cheese or even add in your own chili oil, truffle oil, or herbs!

This recipe is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more. So, try this recipe next time you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer. You won’t be disappointed!

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