Convert Smidgens of Salt to Dashes

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

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1 smidgen = 0.25 dashes
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How to Convert Smidgens to Dashes

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

dashes = smidgens ÷ 4

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 smidgens to dashes using the formula above.
5 smidgens = (5 ÷ 4) = 1.25 dashes

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

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.

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.

Smidgen to Dash Conversion Table

Smidgen measurements converted to dashes
Smidgens Dashes
1 0.25
2 0.5
3 0.75
4 1
5 1.25
6 1.5
7 1.75
8 2
9 2.25
10 2.5
11 2.75
12 3
13 3.25
14 3.5
15 3.75
16 4
17 4.25
18 4.5
19 4.75
20 5
21 5.25
22 5.5
23 5.75
24 6
25 6.25
26 6.5
27 6.75
28 7
29 7.25
30 7.5
31 7.75
32 8
33 8.25
34 8.5
35 8.75
36 9
37 9.25
38 9.5
39 9.75
40 10