Vegan Aquafaba Meringues | Healthy Delicious by Gordon Ramsay

Vegan Aquafaba Meringues | Healthy Delicious

Aquafaba meringues are light, airy, and perfectly crisp. You’ll love this easy vegan recipe! I flavored my 5-ingredient meringue cookies with chopped pistachios, but you can swap in your favorite nut, use mini chocolate chips, or leave them vanilla flavored.

a pile of pistachio meringue cookies on a plate with an espresso cut in the background

I’ve been wanting to share an aquafaba meringue recipe here ever since tasting it at a photography retreat back in 2015.

When we made them, we weren’t fully convinced the recipe would work. Imagine how surprised we were when, not only did it work, but the meringues took on a subtle cappuccino flavor!

Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts, and I think they’re totally underrated. I first fell in love with them as a kid. I remember going Christmas caroling as a kid with a pocket full of pink pistachio nuts. But then end of the night, my fingers were bright red and I was so happy!

When I was in Italy last fall, I couldn’t get enough pistachio pastries for breakfast. My love was rekindled.

Remembering that coffee flavor that aquafaba meringues take on, I thought pistachio meringue cookies would be perfect. They’re light an crisp and remind me of those Italian breakfasts.

You’ll love them, too. And you’ll never believe how easy they are to make!

ingredients for making vegan meringues with aquafaba

What is aquafaba?

Let’s cut right to the chase. Aquafaba means bean water.

I know, it doesn’t sound good at all. But trust me.

Something magical happens when you whip aquafaba. It turns into voluminous white fluff that looks like a cloud and doesn’t taste like beans at all.


When you add cream of tartar to stabilize your meringue, sugar, and a touch of vanilla it tastes just like cotton candy. I couldn’t stop eating it straight from the bowl.

You can pile it on top of a lemon meringue pie and torch it, or bake it off into meringue cookies like I do here. If you want to get really fancy, you can even use it to make vegan macarons.

My friend Meggan is a complete genius when it comes to cooking with aquafaba, and vegan baking in general, so definitely check out her blog if you want more ideas or a really in-depth overview of how to use aquafaba!

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