The mildly bitter flavors of baby kale and escarole contrast with the sweetness of roasted winter squash, carrots, and beets. Tangy fig-balsamic dressing and roasted garlic make mellow, low-fat condiments for everything on the platter.
Of the hundreds of fig varieties grown, the amber-colored Calimyrna, from California, is most common in the United States. This is the kind we've used in our recipes. Black Mission figs, which are a little less sweet, are also widely available.