Fra Diavolo (literally “among the devil”) is a spicy sauce made with a generous portion of red pepper. While it’s typically served with seafood, this vegan chickpeas fra diavolo recipe hits all of those spicy, tomatoey notes.
“Shut up about tomatoes already, Shannon!”, they said while shaking their heads. But you can’t stop me! It’s summer and I’m gonna ‘mato all I want.
The backbone of this vegetarian fra diavolo dish is the tomato-based sauce, which is made by sauteing a little bit of onion, quite a lot of garlic, and as many red pepper flakes as you can tolerate. Deglazing with white wine brings a bit of elegance to the equation, and from there you work in some crushed tomatoes and simmer until thick.