Convert Dashes of Salt to Smidgens

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

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1 dash = 4 smidgens
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How to Convert Dashes to Smidgens

To convert a dash measurement to a smidgen measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One dash of salt is equal to 4 smidgens, so use this simple formula to convert:

smidgens = dashes × 4

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

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

Dashes and smidgens are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Dashes

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.

Smidgens

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

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