The mild Japanese peppers known as shishitos are most often vibrant green but can also be yellowish green or bright ruby red. Here, they're cooked over high heat, then paired with cool, sweet honeydew, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant mint.



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  • Heat a skillet, preferably cast iron, over high. Add peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until blistered in places but not soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • In a bowl, whisk together lime juice, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Slowly whisk in oil, then chives. Arrange tomatoes, melon, cucumber, and peppers on a platter. Season with salt, drizzle evenly with vinaigrette, and sprinkle with mint; serve.


Padron peppers can be used in lieu of shishitos.