How to use Herbs, What Herbs go Well With What Foods

How to use Herbs

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If any of you are like me, I'm sure there has been one time or another when you've been working up a new dish and found yourself wondering does this herb go with this meat, vegetable, bean or fish. That in turn is what has prompted me to put together through researching a somewhat detailed list to keep on hand. And at this point I would like to share this list for all of you to keep handy as well. So here we go!!

Herbs that go well with Beef.

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Caraway
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme


Herbs that go well with Fish

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme


Herbs that go well with Chicken

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Borage
  • Chives
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme


Herbs that go well with Pork

  • Anise
  • Caraway
  • Cardemom
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme


Herbs that go well with Lamb

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Lemon balm
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme


Herbs that go well with Veal

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Herbs that go with Broccoli

  •  Basil
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Lemon balm
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Beans

 Dried beans:

  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Mint
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Green beans:

  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Clove
  • Dill
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Cabbage

  •  Basil
  • Caraway
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Savory

Herbs that go well with Carrots

  •  Anise
  • Basil
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Cauliflower

  •  Basil
  • Caraway
  • Chives
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Marjoram
  • Parsley
  • Savory
  • Tarragon

Herbs that go well with Corn

  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Lemon balm
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Eggs

  •  Anise
  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Eggplant

  •  Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Saige
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Fruit

  •  Anise
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Lemon balm
  • Mint
  • Rosemary

Herbs that go well with Mushrooms

  •  Coriander
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Parsnips

  •  Basil
  • Dill
  • Marjoram
  • Parsley
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Rice

  •  Basil
  • Fennel
  • Lovage
  • Saffron
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Peas

  • Caraway
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Potatoes

  •  Basil
  • Caraway
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Spinach

  •  Anise
  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Cinnamon
  • Dill
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Stuffing

  •  Garlic
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Squash

  •  Basil
  • Caraway
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Herbs that go well with Tomatoes

  •  Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

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Comments 4 comments

selftotchef 4 years ago

Thanks for putting a list like this together! I'm going to post your link on an article on my blog if you don't mind! This is great!


Lewis 3 years ago

I've been looking for a simple list like this for many years. Thanks for posting.


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HarrietteS 3 years ago from Fresno

Robertbloggert thanks for this so very informative post. I am much more a writer than a cook and this will certainly help me when I do go into the kitchen to do something more than stuff my face...lol.. Seriously -- very well done and I thank you for posting it. A new Hubber...Harriette


Andrea 2 years ago

Great list and helpful, but can you post what combinations of herbs go well together? Thanks

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