There's something so amazing about the simplicity of peas. I could eat them everyday with just a little salt, pepper, and olive oil. I've always thought the television stereotype of children pushing peas around on their plate, refusing to eat them, feeding them to their dogs, and other such antics, was absurd. Who doesn't like peas?
Sourdough bread on the other hand...not a big fan unless it comes in the form of a patty melt. But in this instance, there is no better bread than sourdough to pair with pea soup. The slight sourness creates a great contrast to the sweetness of the peas, in addition to adding a nice crunch to a soup that would otherwise have the consistency of baby food (I'm doing a great job of selling this recipe to you aren't I?!?).
But no, really, it's amazing. Healthy, delicious, colorful, amazing. Makes for an elegant weeknight meal if you're strapped for time.