Air-Fryer Honey-Sriracha Shishito Peppers with Cotija & Peanuts

Shishito peppers get topped with cotija cheese and chopped peanuts for a healthy veggie side. Shishitos are typically considered very mild chile peppers, but about 1 in 10 has as much heat as a jalapeño.

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Honey-Sriracha Shishito Peppers with Cotija & Peanuts
Photo: Adam Albright
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 12 ounces shishito peppers (about 40 peppers)

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 4 teaspoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha

  • 2 tablespoons cotija cheese

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped unsalted roasted peanuts

  • ¼ teaspoon flaky salt (optional)


  1. Combine peppers and oil in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Working in batches as necessary, arrange the peppers in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer. Cook at 400°F, flipping once, until blistered and tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk lime juice, honey and Sriracha to taste in a medium bowl.

  3. Add the peppers to the lime juice mixture; toss to coat. Top with cotija, peanuts and lime zest. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.


Air fryer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

37 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 3 to 4 peppers
Calories 37
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 345IU 7%
Vitamin C 35mg 39%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Vitamin K 5mcg 4%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 88mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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