Herb Pairing Chart

What the Herb Pairing Guide is and how it works
Everyone loves flavorful food & herbs are the secret ingredient that make a meal special. This guide is designed to fast-track your confidence when creating authentic cuisine flavors. We hope to guide you with your flavor pairing & cooking with complementary ingredients so you can bring the magic of herbs into everyday cooking.
Flavour balance: 
Use a little
Use a fair amount
Use a lot
Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A fair bit
A fair bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Black bean sauce, five spice (cinnamon, cloves, szechuan peppercorn, fennel, star anise), hoisin sauce, honey, oyster sauce, pepper, rice vinegar, rice wine, soy sauce, szechuan pepper

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Asian vegetables, bean sprouts, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, celery, eggplant, lychees, plums, shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, spring onions, Chinese cabbage

Meat and Seafood

Beef, chicken, duck, pork, shrimp

Dairy and Refrigerated

Tofu

Grocery

Bamboo shoots, eggs, egg noodles, jasmine rice, sticky short grain rice,  peanut oil, peanuts, sesame oil, sesame seeds, water chestnuts, wonton wrappers

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary herbs

A little bit
A fair bit

Culinary Spices

A little bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Bay leaves, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, chervil, cloves, Dijon mustard, fennel, lemon zest, marjoram, nutmeg, paprika, pepper, sage, tarragon, tomato paste, truffle oil, wine (all varieties of alcohol, port, cognac), white wine vinegar

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Artichokes, asparagus, bell peppers, carrots, celeriac, celery, leeks, mushrooms, olives, onion, potatoes, spring onion, tomatoes, truffles

Meat and Seafood

Anchovies, bacon, beef, chicken, duck, foie gras, ham, lamb, salmon, scallops, rabbit, veal

Dairy and Refrigerated

Brie, butter, camembert cheese, cream, crème fraiche, gruyère cheese, milk, roquefort cheese

Grocery

Baguettes, capers, eggs, olive oil

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A fair bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Aniseed, black mustard seed, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seed, curry leaves, cumin, fennel seeds, fenugreek, galangal, garam masala, nutmeg, mace, pepper, rosewater, star anise, saffron, tamarind paste, turmeric, vinegar

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, lime, mango, okra, onion, peas, potatoes, butternut squash, spinach, tomatoes

Meat and Seafood

Beef, chicken, duck, fish, shrimp

Dairy and Refrigerated

Cottage cheese, cream, yogurt

Grocery

Almonds, basmati rice, cashews, chickpeas, coconut milk, coconut cream, ghee (clarified butter), lentils, naan bread, split peas

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A little bit

Culinary herbs

A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Balsamic vinegar, fennel, marjoram, pepper, sage, tomato paste, wine

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Eggplant, figs, olives, onion, spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, mushroom, celery, lemon, bell peppers, arugula, radicchio, artichokes, fennel, carrots

Meat and Seafood

Anchovies, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, prosciutto, salami, tuna, mussels, mortadella, pancetta & other cured hams

Dairy and Refrigerated

Ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, pecorino cheese, feta cheese

Grocery

Olive oil, capers, pine nuts, arborio rice, fettuccine, spaghetti, lasagne, polenta, penne, macaroni, linguine, fusilli, gnocchi, eggs, cannellini beans, tomato puree, breads

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, allspice, cloves, tomato paste, lime juice, vinegar, jalapenos, cocoa

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Avocado, tomato, corn, lettuce, onion, bell peppers, limes

Meat and Seafood

Chicken, beef, pork, white fish, lamb, seafood

Dairy and Refrigerated

Sour cream, cheddar cheese, pepperjack cheese

Grocery

Tortillas, long grain rice, black beans, kidney beans, olive oil

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary herbs

A fair bit

Culinary Spices

A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavors
Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Sage, salt, aniseed, saffron, nutmeg, preserved lemons, pepper, sweet paprika, cumin, tumeric, cinnamon, orange zest,

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Paprika, saffron, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, apricots, beans, beets, bell peppers, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, figs, pomegranate, butternut squash, arugula, spinach, sweet potato, tomatoes, lemons, oranges

Meat and Seafood

Beef, chicken, lamb, rabbit, seafood, mussels, tuna, white fish

Dairy and Refrigerated

Butter, goat cheese, haloumi, feta, yogurt

Grocery

Almonds, dried fruits, pistachio, olive oil, couscous, filo pastry, eggs,chickpea, lentils, pita bread, olives, sesame seeds, onions, dates, prunes, honey, sugar

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A little bit

Culinary herbs

A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Mustard, paprika, saffron, sherry vinegar

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Artichoke, bell peppers, eggplant, kalamata olives, lemon, peas, potatoes, Spanish onion, tomatoes, white asparagus, zucchini

Meat and Seafood

Anchovies, calamari, chorizo, clams, chicken, lamb, mussels, octopus, pork, shrimp, rabbit, sardines, Serrano ham, squid

Dairy and Refrigerated

Manchego cheese, mayonnaise, milk

Grocery

Bread, beans, eggs, olive oil, paella rice

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A little bit
A fair bit
A fair bit

Culinary herbs

A little bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Complementary
Flavors

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Fish Sauce, galangal, green curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, lime, oyster sauce, palm sugar, red curry paste, rice wine, soy sauce, tamarind paste, Thai basil, turmeric

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Bamboo shoots, banana, bean sprouts, choy sum, bok choy, coconuts, cucumber, green beans, lime, mango, papaya, pumpkin, shallots, snowpeas, spring onion, sweet potato, Thai eggplant, tomato, white cabbage, water chestnuts

Meat and Seafood

Beef, chicken, fish, pork, shellfish, white fish

Dairy and Refrigerated

Tofu

Grocery

Coconut cream, eggs, egg noodles, jasmine rice, peanuts, peanut oil, rice noodles, sesame oil