# Convert Dashes of Salt to Smidgens

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

## Result in Smidgens:

1 dash = 4 smidgens

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## How to Convert Dashes to Smidgens

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

To convert a measurement in dashes to a measurement in smidgens, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 4 smidgens/dash.

Since one dash of salt is equal to 4 smidgens, you can use this simple formula to convert:

smidgens = dashes × 4

The amount of salt in smidgens is equal to the amount of salt in dashes multiplied by 4.

For example, here's how to convert 5 dashes to smidgens using the formula above.
smidgens = (5 dashes × 4) = 20 smidgens

### How Many Smidgens Are in a Dash of Salt?

There are 4 smidgens in a dash of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 dashes = 4 smidgens

Dashes and smidgens 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.

## What Is a Smidgen?

A smidgen is a very small unit used in cooking, most often used to measure salt and seasonings. One smidgen is equal to 1/2 of a pinch, which is the amount of seasoning that you can "pinch" between your thumb and finger. Although the smidgen is considered a rough measurement, it is generally accepted to be equal to 1/32 of a teaspoon.

## Dash to Smidgen Conversion Table

Table showing various dash measurements converted to smidgens.
Dashes Smidgens
1 4
2 8
3 12
4 16
5 20
6 24
7 28
8 32
9 36
10 40
11 44
12 48
13 52
14 56
15 60
16 64
17 68
18 72
19 76
20 80
21 84
22 88
23 92
24 96
25 100
26 104
27 108
28 112
29 116
30 120
31 124
32 128
33 132
34 136
35 140
36 144
37 148
38 152
39 156
40 160