Convert Pinches of Salt to Dashes

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

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1 pinch = 0.5 dashes
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How to Convert Pinches to Dashes

To convert a pinch measurement to a dash measurement, divide the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One dash of salt is equal to 2 pinches, so use this simple formula to convert:

dashes = pinches ÷ 2

The salt volume in dashes is equal to the pinches divided by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pinches to dashes using the formula above.
5 pinches = (5 ÷ 2) = 2.5 dashes

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

Pinches

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.

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.

Pinch to Dash Conversion Table

Pinch measurements converted to dashes
Pinches Dashes
1 0.5
2 1
3 1.5
4 2
5 2.5
6 3
7 3.5
8 4
9 4.5
10 5
11 5.5
12 6
13 6.5
14 7
15 7.5
16 8
17 8.5
18 9
19 9.5
20 10
21 10.5
22 11
23 11.5
24 12
25 12.5
26 13
27 13.5
28 14
29 14.5
30 15
31 15.5
32 16
33 16.5
34 17
35 17.5
36 18
37 18.5
38 19
39 19.5
40 20