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 herbs

A little bit

Culinary Spices

A fair bit
A fair bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Complementary
Flavours

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, wombok

Meat and Seafood

Beef, chicken, duck, pork, prawns

Dairy and Chilled

Tofu

Grocery

Bamboo shoots, eggs, egg noodles, jasmine rice, sticky short grain rice,  peanut oil, peanuts, seasame 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
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavours

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

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

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Artichokes, asparagus, capsicum, 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 Chilled

Brie, butter, camenbert, cream, crème fraiche, Gruyère cheese, milk, Roquefort cheese

Grocery

Baguettes, capers, eggs, olive oil

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary herbs

A little bit

Culinary Spices

A fair bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavours

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

Capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, lime, mango, okra, onion, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes

Meat and Seafood

Beef, chicken, duck, fish, prawns

Dairy and Chilled

Cottage cheese, cream, yoghurt

Grocery

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

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary herbs

A fair bit

Culinary Spices

A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavours

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

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

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

Avocado, tomato, corn, lettuce, onion, capsicum, limes,

Meat and Seafood

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

Dairy and Chilled

Sour cream, cheddar cheese, jack 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
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavours
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, beetroot, capscicum, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, figs, pomegranate, pumpkin, rocket, spinach, sweet potato, tomatoes, lemons, oranges

Meat and Seafood

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

Dairy and Chilled

Butter, goats cheese, haloumi, feta, yoghurt

Grocery

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

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary Spices

A little bit

Culinary herbs

A little bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Heaps
Complementary
Flavours

Spices, Seasonings & Sauces

Mustard, paprika, saffron, sherry vinegar

Base Ingredients

Fruit and Vegetables

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

Meat and Seafood

Anchovies, calamari, chorizo, clams, chicken, lamb, mussels, octopus, pork, prawns, rabbit, sardines, serrano ham, squid

Dairy and Chilled

Manchego cheese, Mahon cheese, mayonnaise, milk

Grocery

Bread, beans, eggs, olive oil, paella rice

Gourmet Garden Products

Culinary herbs

A little bit
A fair bit
A fair bit
A fair bit

Culinary Spices

A little bit
A little bit
A little bit
A fair bit
A fair bit

Speciality

Heaps
Complementary
Flavours

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, 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 Chilled

Tofu

Grocery

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