If you want to serve this dish to vegetarians, just leave out the bacon. You may want to add some garlic and chili pepper to the shallot for extra taste.
As this is a one pot dish, we suggest you serve it with a colourful leafy salad.
Syrah Sicilia DOC or Valpolicella
Try this recipe with grated pecorino cheese!
Pasta with chickpeas is a very filling starter or one pot dish, mainly made of chickpeas, vegetables and pasta. This dish is of peasant origin and is particularly suitable in winter, when its warmth can be fully appreciated (this, though, doesn't stop you from enjoying it during spring, summer or autumn!). The recipe can be modified according to personal tastes to create different versions of the same dish: you can add a little bit of tomato sauce; you can use more broth to end up with a a sort of a soup or add garlic and chili peppers for a stronger taste. Feel free to experiment and create your own macaroni and chickpeas recipe!