Blackeye peas are easy to spot: they’re white with a little black dot, or “black eye.” They have a delicious aroma and a creamy texture. In the southern states of the US, they are used to make the traditional Hoppin’ John recipe. They are also a favorite in Latin American and African countries. Enjoy them any day of the week along with rice or in salads. They’re fat and cholesterol free and are an good source of fiber.