Convert Pinches of Salt to Tablespoons

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

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1 pinch = 0.020833 tbsp

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How to Convert Pinches to Tablespoons

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

To convert a measurement in pinches to a measurement in tablespoons, divide the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 48 pinches/tablespoon.

Since one tablespoon of salt is equal to 48 pinches, you can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = pinches ÷ 48

The amount of salt in tablespoons is equal to the amount of salt in pinches divided by 48.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pinches to tablespoons using the formula above.
tablespoons = (5 pinches ÷ 48) = 0.104167 tbsp
conversion scale showing pinches and equivalent tablespoons amount of salt values

Pinches and tablespoons 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.

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What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of salt is equal to 3 teaspoons of salt or 1/16 of a cup.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

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Pinch to Tablespoon Conversion Table

Table showing various pinch measurements converted to tablespoons.
Pinches Tablespoons
1 0.020833 tbsp
2 0.041667 tbsp
3 0.0625 tbsp
4 0.083333 tbsp
5 0.104167 tbsp
6 0.125 tbsp
7 0.145833 tbsp
8 0.166667 tbsp
9 0.1875 tbsp
10 0.208333 tbsp
11 0.229167 tbsp
12 0.25 tbsp
13 0.270833 tbsp
14 0.291667 tbsp
15 0.3125 tbsp
16 0.333333 tbsp
17 0.354167 tbsp
18 0.375 tbsp
19 0.395833 tbsp
20 0.416667 tbsp
21 0.4375 tbsp
22 0.458333 tbsp
23 0.479167 tbsp
24 0.5 tbsp
25 0.520833 tbsp
26 0.541667 tbsp
27 0.5625 tbsp
28 0.583333 tbsp
29 0.604167 tbsp
30 0.625 tbsp
31 0.645833 tbsp
32 0.666667 tbsp
33 0.6875 tbsp
34 0.708333 tbsp
35 0.729167 tbsp
36 0.75 tbsp
37 0.770833 tbsp
38 0.791667 tbsp
39 0.8125 tbsp
40 0.833333 tbsp

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