This is the easiest, prettiest, and TASTIEST appetizer you’ll ever make! Blistered sweet peppers are served along side a creamy goat cheese dip for one delicious bite. It’s great to have a healthy appetizer up your sleeve for any occasion!
I’ve seen Blistered Shishito Peppers all over Pinterest lately, and if you love spice, you have to make them! But if you want something less spicy with a hint of sweet, this variation is for you!
Blistered Sweet Peppers with Lemon Pepper Goat Cheese Dip is everything I love about the spicier version; super easy, beautiful, and delicious.
You can get a big bag of multi-colored sweet peppers in any grocery store. They’re delicious and pop-able raw; perfect dipped in hummus or greek yogurt.
But if you REALLY want to make them shine, cook them in a skillet with a little oil and sea salt, and serve them with this Lemon Pepper Goat Cheese Dip. I’m telling you…it’s all kinds of perfection!
Why you will love this recipe!
- Healthy: This is a great healthy appetizer, you can feel good about eating them and don’t have to stop at just one. And you will not want to stop at just one!
- Perfect for any occasion: These can be made year round, in the Summer, just throw them on the grill instead of cooking in a skillet!
- Quick and easy: These blistered sweet peppers come together in a matter of minutes and are great to serve as a last minute app.
How to make blistered sweet peppers
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- Heat the oil in a skillet.
- Add the peppers, cook til blistered and sprinkle with salt.
- Combine the ingredients for the goat cheese dip.
Can you make them ahead of time?
These peppers are best served warm, but they only take a matter of minutes to cook up. You can make the lemon goat cheese dip 2 or 3 days ahead of time and just keep it covered in the fridge.
Are they spicy?
These blistered sweet peppers are not spicy at all, they are similar to bell peppers, but have a much sweeter flavor, so they’re great for the whole family. If you want to add a bit of spice, just sprinkle them with a few red chili flakes when they are done cooking.
What else can you serve them with?
This lemon pepper goat cheese dip is such a great accompaniment to the peppers, but you can easily serve them with other favorite dips. Try them with:
Recipe Notes and Tips
- Use a high heat neutral oil like canola or vegetable.
- Allow the oil in the skillet to get hot before adding the peppers.
- Let the peppers sit for a minute before moving them in the skillet so that they blister. Turn each one over so they cook on all sides.
These blistered sweet peppers are such an easy last minute appetizer. I love the burst of color that they add to the table, and that goat cheese dip is all kinds of delicious!