Convert Dashes of Salt to Pinches

Enter the amount of salt in dashes below to get the value converted to pinches.

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1 dash = 2 pinches

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How to Convert Dashes to Pinches

Professional chefs, bakers, and even home cooks will eventually need to know how to convert salt from dashes to pinches for any variety of recipes.

To convert a measurement in dashes to a measurement in pinches, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 2 pinches/dash.

Since one dash of salt is equal to 2 pinches, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = dashes × 2

The amount of salt in pinches is equal to the amount of salt in dashes multiplied by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 dashes to pinches using the formula above.
pinches = (5 dashes × 2) = 10 pinches

How Many Pinches Are in a Dash of Salt?

There are 2 pinches in a dash of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 dashes = 2 pinches

Dashes and pinches are both units used to measure the amount of salt. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Dash?

A dash is a small cooking unit that is usually used to measure seasonings and spices, including salt. One dash is vague measurement that is roughly equal to 1/8 of a teaspoon or 2 pinches.

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What Is a Pinch?

A pinch is a small unit used in cooking, typically used to measure salt and other spices when seasoning. One pinch is equal to the amount of seasoning that can be taken between your thumb and finger, or 1/2 of a dash. The pinch is a rough measurement, but is commonly considered to be equal to 1/16 of a teaspoon.

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Dash to Pinch Conversion Table

Table showing various dash measurements converted to pinches.
Dashes Pinches
1 2
2 4
3 6
4 8
5 10
6 12
7 14
8 16
9 18
10 20
11 22
12 24
13 26
14 28
15 30
16 32
17 34
18 36
19 38
20 40
21 42
22 44
23 46
24 48
25 50
26 52
27 54
28 56
29 58
30 60
31 62
32 64
33 66
34 68
35 70
36 72
37 74
38 76
39 78
40 80

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