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.
15 Recipes for Gemini Season, from Bruschetta Chicken to Cold Brew Ice Pops
Meet the Expert
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
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.
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?
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.