Mushroom Meringue

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to incorporate mushrooms into unexpected dishes. One such surprising and delightful creation is mushroom meringue.

What is Mushroom Meringue?

Mushroom meringue is a unique and savory twist on the classic sweet meringue. Instead of using sugar and egg whites, this unconventional recipe combines finely chopped mushrooms with whipped aquafaba, the viscous water in which chickpeas have been cooked. The result is a fluffy and flavorful meringue that can be used in a variety of savory dishes.

My Experience with Mushroom Meringue

When I first stumbled upon the concept of mushroom meringue, I was both intrigued and skeptical. How could mushrooms, known for their earthy and umami flavors, work in a dessert-like meringue? But being the adventurous foodie that I am, I decided to give it a try.

I carefully chopped a mix of fresh mushrooms, including shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and whipped up some aquafaba until it formed stiff peaks. Folding the chopped mushrooms into the aquafaba, I was surprised by the light and fluffy texture that resulted. The aroma of the mushrooms was tantalizing, promising a unique and savory experience.

Using Mushroom Meringue in Cooking

Once I had prepared the mushroom meringue, I experimented with using it in various dishes. I found that it served as an excellent topping for savory tarts, adding a delightful contrast to the richness of the fillings. It also worked as a flavorful and unexpected garnish for creamy mushroom soups, elevating the dish to a whole new level.

Recipe for Mushroom Meringue

For those who are curious to try making mushroom meringue at home, here’s a simple recipe to get you started:

  1. Chop a mix of fresh mushrooms finely.
  2. Whip aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold the chopped mushrooms into the whipped aquafaba.
  4. Use the mushroom meringue as a topping or garnish for your favorite savory dishes.


Experimenting with mushroom meringue has truly pushed the boundaries of my culinary creativity. It has shown me that mushrooms can be incredibly versatile, and their savory flavors can be harnessed in unexpected ways. I encourage fellow food enthusiasts to embrace the unexpected and give mushroom meringue a try – you might just be pleasantly surprised by the results.