We think this garlic tip works in two ways. First, much of our sense of taste actually comes from our sense of smell, so we think that smelling the garlic from the bowl tricks our tastebuds into actually tasting it.
And secondly, we think the garlic juice gradually mixes into the vinaigrette as we're eating and moving the greens around the bowl. This is just enough to add a touch of garlic flavor without the bright pungency of actual minced garlic.
Either way, we love this new technique! Do you like garlic in your salads?
• Salad Pictured Above: Orange, Olive, and Fennel Salad