15 Recipes for Gemini Season, from Bruschetta Chicken to Cold Brew Ice Pops

Gemini season is just days away (it runs from May 21 to June 20). This sign is famously adaptable, curious and elusive. To celebrate the Twins’ time of year, we’ve rounded up 15 recipes that this inquisitive, open-minded sign is bound to adore, despite how hard they may be to pin down. (We have it on good authority that Gemini has a penchant for salty, sour and umami-rich foods…just sayin’.) Read on for ideas for every course from breakfast to dessert.

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What Kind of Eater Is Gemini?

“Geminis will eat pretty much anything,” explains Wright. “Ruled by information planet Mercury, the twins are mostly concerned with knowing about what’s delicious. Geminis eat to survive—not as a leisure activity—but they still want to try everything. They love a tasting menu, a flight of beers and plenty of small plates. Always small plates. Geminis also love to mess with expectations. They want breakfast for dinner and a stinky cheese plate for dessert. If you’re a Gemini reading this thinking, This isn’t true—I love comfort food,well, you probably have one (or a few) Taurus placements in your chart, giving you a need for what’s rich and hearty.”

Because Gemini is an air sign, everything is an intellectual pursuit—even cooking. “You can catch a Gemini reading cooking blogs, watching YouTube videos of chefs preparing French cuisine and mastering the art of Japanese iced coffee in their spare time,” says Wright. “Though the Gemini go-to is a charcuterie board (so many things to sample!), it’s not because they’re afraid of tackling more complicated recipes. Gemini also isn’t one for regimented meal prep, preferring to collect ingredients and do some basic prep work (chopping vegetables, marinating chicken, etc.) in advance before following their intuition to complete the meal.”

15 Recipes for Gemini Season

1. Egg and Veggie Breakfast Bowl

This simple bowl comes together in just over 30 minutes, plus the produce cooks on an easy-to-clean sheet pan. (P.S.: Any Gemini who’s feeling extra lazy can fry their egg instead of poaching it—we won’t tell.)

2. Breakfast Mac and Cheese

Like Wright said, Gemini loves breakfast for dinner (or dinner for breakfast, we guess). This rigatoni bake is souped up with crumbled breakfast sausage, Colby-Jack cheese and easy refrigerated biscuits.

3. Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

They may think the chickpea topping is too fussy for them at first, but all your Gemini needs to do is roast them with a few pantry staples until they’re crispy. The oven does most of the heavy lifting, promise.

4. Two-Cheese Guacamole

Our favorite duo (besides the Gemini Twins, obvi)? Goat cheese and shredded Jack. Here, they unite in creamy, tangy harmony to spruce up an oniony, no-cook guac that only takes ten minutes to prepare.

5. Bruschetta Chicken

Summer babies, rejoice. This skillet meal is the ultimate way to use fresh tomatoes and basil from your local farmers market. Pair it with a peppery arugula salad, buttery pasta or white rice.

6. 15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil

As long as Gemini has a blender or food processor, this no-cook cold soup is within reach. Did we mention it’s totally vegan? Serve it with plenty of crusty bread for dunking and white wine for sipping.

7. Fruicuterie Board

Our expert said Gemini loves nothing more than a loaded cheese plate, so we had to deliver. The board is a mélange of seasonal fruit (mangoes! cherries! kiwis! stone fruit!) and an assortment of cheeses, which they can adjust and substitute to their liking.

8. Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

You man the grill, Gemini will handle the chimichurri. The cubed beef tenderloin only requires about four minutes of grilling per side to cook to juicy perfection. And like gemini, this dish is versatile—it works with pretty much any of your go-to cookout sides.

9. Grilled Jerk Chicken Cutlets with Mango Salsa

Psst: The Twins are eager for a tropical getaway. If you can’t hook them up with plane tickets, consider this jerk chicken recipe a close second. Bonus points for grilling the mango, red onion and jalapeño before adding it to the salsa.

10. 15-Minute Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Five ingredients + one bowl + 15 minutes = all Gemini needs to prepare their favorite cozy side dish. Chopped chives add a pop of color, but they could also supplement crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese or a swirl of sour cream.

11. Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites

We didn’t expect “eating vegetables with friends” to be on Gemini’s birthday wish list, but here we are. Chalk it up to the lemony Dijon dipping sauce and the sprouts’ buttery, cheesy breading.

12. Sheet Pan Chicken and Rainbow Vegetables

Since meal prep is not a priority for most Geminis, sheet pan dinners are the next best thing. All they’ll need to do is chop some produce (or better yet, buy it pre-cut), season some chicken and pop it all in the oven.

13. Ice Cream Cone Cannoli

Gemini may enjoy an occasional dessert, but sweets are typically not their thing—let alone baking. Luckily, this seven-ingredient, no-bake treat exists. Might we suggest dunking one end of the cones in melted chocolate and chilling until it hardens?

14. No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This key lime pie-cheesecake hybrid is as sweet as it is sour, so it’s Gemini’s edible happy place. Even better, they won’t need to turn on the oven on a hot summer’s day to pull it off. Win-win.

15. Cold Brew Ice Pops

A brief simmer is all it takes to create the base for these caffeinated ice pops. Other than that, the hardest part of this recipe is waiting for them to freeze without slurping it straight from the mold.

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...