# Convert Pinches of Salt to Dashes

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

## Result in Dashes:

1 pinch = 0.5 dashes

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## How to Convert Pinches to Dashes

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

To convert a measurement in pinches to a measurement in dashes, divide 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:

dashes = pinches ÷ 2

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

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

### How Many Dashes Are in a Pinch of Salt?

There are 0.5 dashes in a pinch of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 pinches = 0.5 dashes

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

## 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.

Learn more about pinches.

## 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.

Learn more about dashes.

## Pinch to Dash Conversion Table

Table showing various 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