These egg-free vegan meringues may be the ultimate something-for-nothing recipe. They taste like a melt-in-your-mouth lemon meringue pie. Instead of eggs, they use the broth left from cooking chickpeas. For flavoring, they use the zest from the lemons used to make hummus with those same chickpeas. Your only cost for these light, elegant treats is for vanilla and sugar. That means these organic lemon aquafaba meringues cost 3 cents each or $1.43 for a whole recipe. That’s wildly affordable!
[Update December 2019: I’ve increased the amount of sugar and lowered the oven temperature after trying Lynn Dic’s aquafaba meringue recipe in the Aquafaba Facebook group. The price above reflects these adjustments.]
Try them as a light finale for a heavy holiday meal, with afternoon tea, or as holiday treats. Spoon out classic meringues or go fancy piping out hearts, letters, and more. This video is from my How to Go Vegan Retreat.