When I think about split pea soup I imagine a green mushy mass with rubbery pieces of ham inside. Since Isa Chandra Moskowitz rarely lets me down I decided to hold back my prejudices and give the Smoky Split Pea Soup recipe a shot.
I am so glad that I tried this recipe out! It was AMAZING! It's nothing like the split pea soup I remember. This soup had loads of paprika and carrots creating a truly delicious blend of flavors that wasn't mushy or rubbery at all. This was hearty, smoky, and vegetabley joy!
Jared and I were super hungry, as we usually are at lunch time, so we made tofu sandwiches to go along with the soup. I know I've already blogged about these delicious sandwiches, but we both thought that sharing this photo with the added avocado would definitely be worth your time!