For a lighter main course, do this one-dish supper of pasta with greens, chickpeas and shrimp. If you prefer a strictly vegetarian meal, double up on the onion and the chickpeas, eliminating the shrimp.
Take care with chile. If it's too hot, it will overwhelm the dish. Use any medium-hot chile, like red jalapeños. Chop and measure everything before beginning the recipe. Cook the pasta, reserve some of its water, drain it and immediately start the sauce.
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Adapted from The Italian Country Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Copyright © 2001 Lynne Rossetto Kasper.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.