17 Easy Recipes for Daylight Saving Time

These dishes are so quick and fuss-free, it won't matter that you're losing an hour

Ready to spring forward? Daylight saving time always comes around sooner than we expect, and while we never look forward to losing an hour of sleep, it at least means one good thing is on the horizon: a new season. While spring hasn’t quite arrived, it’s definitely on the way, and with it will come all the fresh, colorful produce we’ve been waiting for since we said goodbye to our beloved peas and rhubarb last year.

Until then, daylight saving time is the perfect opportunity to make one of our simple, speedy recipes. After you figure out how to reset all your clocks, toss a salad or whip up a sandwich for some quick eats. Or make a light meal with a little more flair out of Japanese soba noodles. Instead of grabbing fast food for dinner, break out your cast-iron skillet or grill pan and make your own burgers or go the Korean barbecue route with a batch of bulgogi. Here are our best quick and easy recipes to help recoup that lost hour when daylight saving time rolls around.

Easiest Pizza Ever (Loaf Bread Pizza)

Easiest pizza ever

Rib-Eye Steak with Chimichurri

Rib-Eye Steak with Chimichurri

Stir-Fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts

Stir-Fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts

Clam and Mussel Toasts

Serve these toasts immediately so the fried bread remains crispy under all the delicious juices. Get the recipe for Clam and Mussel Toasts »

Chipa Caburé (Griddled Argentinian Cheese Bread)

This version of the chipa, a traditional manioc-flour-based cheese bread from the Guaraní people in the South American region where Brazil meets Paraguay and Argentina, is griddled over an open flame. Get the recipe for Chipa Caburé (Griddled Argentinian Cheese Bread) »

Soba Noodle Salad with Miso and Grilled Prawns

A miso marinade doubles as a dressing for a flavorful salad composed of watercress, scallions, and soba noodles. Get the recipe for Soba Noodle Salad with Miso and Grilled Prawns »

Bulgogi (Korean Barbecue Beef)

Bulgogi (Korean Barbecue Beef)
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Cilantro and Peanut Salad (Huāshēngmĭ bàn xiāngcài)

Cilantro and Peanut Salad (Huāshēngmĭ bàn xiāngcài)

Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette

This refreshing salad of soba noodles tossed with winter greens and mixed vegetables is brought together by a tart dressing of miso, ginger juice, and lemon. Get the recipe for Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette »

Lemon-Caper Tuna Sandwich

“Bread doesn’t like the fridge, because it’ll totally dry out in there. Don’t refrigerate!“—Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston Get the recipe Lemon-Caper Tuna Sandwich »

Uruguayan Sea Bass Crudo

Uruguayan Sea Bass Crudo

Crab Toast

Crab Toast

Papa’s Favorite Wild West Hamburger

In 2014 Ernest Hemingway’s hamburger recipe resurfaced at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The maximalist patty calls for minced carrot and tomato, cheddar cheese, grated apple, capers, India relish, and a brace of spices, all mixed directly into the beef. The result is juicy and vibrant, its many constituent parts melding into a single, intensely savory whole. Get the recipe for Papa’s Favorite Wild West Hamburger »