Garlic’s stickiness is due to a simple chemical reaction, but there are ways to make it less sticky without having to worry about complicated processes. Olive oil and salt are both common kitchen ingredients that can help prevent garlic from sticking. By adding a small amount of olive oil to the cloves before chopping or coating your knife with it, you can easily remove any garlic bits that may have stuck. Alternatively, a pinch of salt can also help by interfering with the chemical reactions that cause garlic to become sticky. So whether you prefer the taste of olive oil or the savory flavor of salt, there’s an easy solution for making garlic less sticky in your kitchen.