• Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.

  • Add pepper puree, cream, salt, cumin and ground chipotle. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Add peas, tomatoes, cilantro; cook for 1 minute.

Red, White and Green Fusilli:

  • While Creamy Red Pepper Sauce is simmering, boil 1 pound fusilli or rotini until firm but tender, following package directions. Toss with sauce. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, if desired.

Red-Pepper Chicken:

  • Make Creamy Red Pepper Sauce, omitting the peas. Brush 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each) with olive oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side until cooked through. Meanwhile, cook 2 bunches escarole, trimmed, washed and cut into 1-inch strips, and 1 small sweet red pepper, cored and sliced, in 2 tablespoons olive oil along with 2 cloves minced garlic in a large pot, covered, for 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Slice chicken breasts, top with sauce and serve with escarole on the side. Makes 6 servings.

  • Nutrient Value Per Serving: 479 calories, 27 g fat (11 g saturated), 44 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 1,149 mg sodium, 153 mg cholesterol.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; 20 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 848 mg sodium. 13 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein;