Black Eyed Pea Salsa with Cheese Quesadillas Black-eyed Pea Salsa with green chiles, onions, red bell pepper, served with jack cheese quesadillas Black-Eyed Pea Salad Black-eyed pea salad with a Greek twist, fresh spinach, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions, garlic, and lemon. Hoppin’ John Hoppin' John! A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year. Texas Caviar Texas caviar, a dip or salad with black-eyed peas, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, olive oil and lime juice.