Culinary Herbs Quick Reference Guide – What Herbs Go With What?

Wondering what culinary herbs pair well with what types of foods? Want to know what kitchen herbs to use with cheese, meat or seafood? Use our handy quick reference guide to using herbs and avoid the guesswork!

Happy cooking!

Culinary Herbs Quick Reference Guide - livingbewitchingly.com
A Appetizer G Gravies/Sauces/Condiments
B Bread M Meats
C Cheese/Eggs P Poultry
D Desserts/Beverages S Soup
F Fish/Seafood V Veggies/Salads
Culinary HerbPart Used How Used Culinary Use
Basil leaves fresh, dried,
ground
ABCDFGMPSV
Bay Leaf leaves dried, ground ABDFGMPS
Chervil leaves fresh, dried,
whole
ACFGMPSV
Chives leaves / bulb,
flowers
fresh, dried /
fresh
ACFGMPSV
Dill leaves, stems,
seed
fresh, dried ABCDFGMPSV
Fennel seed, leaf,
stem, bulb
fresh, dried ABCDFGMPSV
Lovage leaves, stems,
seed
fresh, dried ABMPSV
Marjoram leaves fresh, dried ABCFGMPSV
Mint leaves fresh, dried, oils ACDGMPSV
Oregano leaves, flowers fresh, dried ABCFGMPSV
Parsley leaves fresh, dried ABCFGMPSV
Rosemary leaves / flowers fresh, dried /
fresh
ABCFGMPSV
Sage leaves fresh, dried,
ground
ABCFGMPSV
Savory leaves fresh, dried ABCFGMPSV
Tarragon leaves fresh, dried ABCFGMPSV
Thyme leaves, flowers fresh, dried ABCDFGMPSV

Culinary Herb Racks


Herb Meats Vegetables Other
Anise Sausage Root VeggiesApples, Cookies
Basil Chicken, Beef Tomatoes Sauces, Soups
Bay Chili, Stew,
Soups
Cabbage, Add
leaves to
cooking water
for flavor
Broth, Sauces
Chives Hamburgers,
Fish
Potatoes,
Avocado
Eggs
Dill Fish Potatoes, Carrot,Green Beans Dips, Dressings
Garlic Steak, Chicken Peppers, Carrots Dressings,
marinades
Lemon Balm Shellfish Avocado, Greens Dressings,
Berries
Marjoram Steak, beef roastTomatoes,
Rutabaga
Eggs, Lemon
Oregano Meat Loaf Tomatoes,
Peppers
Deli Meat
Sandwiches,
Salads, Sauces
Parsley Fish, Soups,
Stews
Potatoes,
Carrots, Parsnip,Turnip, Squash,Onions
Cold Salads
Rosemary Chicken, Pork Potatoes,
Rutabaga
Breads,
Marinades,
Lemon + Garlic
Sage Pork, Poultry,
Sausage
Rutabaga,
Leeks, Pumpkin
Stuffing, bread
Spearmint Lamb Tomatoes,
Cucumber
Tea, Ice Cream,
Custards
Tarragon Poultry Artichokes,
Potatoes,
Cucumber
Eggs
Thyme Tuna Zucchini,
Sweet Potato,
Cauliflower
Salads
Culinary Herbs Quick Reference Guide - livingbewitchingly.com
Culinary Herbs Reference Guide - What herbs go with what?

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