* preferably thin egg noodles or whole wheat spaghetti
GARNISH: scallion curls, opt. (Slice green part very thin lengthwise. Drop into ice water. Curls will form in about 15 minutes) Boil a large pot of water; cook pasta until al dente.
While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and zucchini. Saute until zucchini is tender but not mushy. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat, covered, for about 8 minutes.
When pasta is done, drain well.
Spoon vegetables over pasta. Garnish with scallion curls.
VARIATIONS: - add 1-2 t finely minced gingerroot; saute with vegetables
NOTE: Vegans are strict vegetarians who eat neither animal flesh nor animal products, including all dairy products. This dish would fit into a vegan diet. The chick peas and pasta complement each other to form a complete protein.