Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, add enough canola oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.
Add chickpeas, onion, and the red and green peppers. Saute until onions are soft and translucent.
Mix in the taco seasoning packet, crushed tomatoes and water. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Salt and pepper to taste.
Add in the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Serve with grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese if desired. Also great baked with cheese!