Ontario Peach & Arugula Salad with Maple Ginger Pecans

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $1.65 per serving
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2Ripe Ontario peaches, seeded and cut into 8 wedges
2 cupsArugula
1 earCorn, boiled or roasted
1/4 cupGoat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cupPecans or Walnuts
2 tbspMaple Syrup
1 tspGround Ginger
2 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 tbspWhite balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic)
1 tbspGinger, freshly grated
To tasteSalt and Black pepper


  1. ​Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In a bowl toss your pecans in the maple syrup and ground ginger. Spread pecans out on a baking sheet lined with parchment and roast for about 20 minutes.
  3. Carefully run your knife down the sides of the ear of corn to remove niblets.
  4. Combine peaches, arugula, corn niblets and pecans. Whisk your dressing ingredients together and drizzle over salad.
  5. Top with crumbled goat cheese and serve.


  • Peaches are low in calories, providing 45 kcal per medium peach. A medium peach (with skin) contains 2g of fibre, helping this sweet-tasting fruit stay low on the glycemic index. Low glycemic index foods do not spike your blood sugar as high as high glycemic index foods, which may help reduce insulin levels and prevent extra fat from being stored around your waist. However, not all low GI foods are healthy, as high fat foods have a low GI.
  • Pure maple syrup has a glycemic index of 54 (low GI), while maple-flavoured syrup has a glycemic index of 68 (medium to high GI).Check that label to make sure you are buying ‘Pure Maple Syrup’ and not mostly corn syrup.​