Convert Smidgens of Salt to Dashes

Enter the amount of salt 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

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

To convert a measurement in smidgens to a measurement in dashes, divide the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 4 smidgens/dash.

Since one dash of salt is equal to 4 smidgens, you can use this simple formula to convert:

dashes = smidgens ÷ 4

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

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

How Many Dashes Are in a Smidgen of Salt?

There are 0.25 dashes in a smidgen of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 smidgens = 0.25 dashes

Smidgens 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 Smidgen?

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.

Learn more about smidgens.

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.

Smidgen to Dash Conversion Table

Table showing various 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

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