Convert Smidgens to Tablespoons

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

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1 smidgen = 0.010417 tbsp

How to Convert Smidgens to Tablespoons

To convert a smidgen measurement to a tablespoon measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One smidgen is equal to 0.010417 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = smidgens × 0.010417

The salt volume in tablespoons is equal to the smidgens multiplied by 0.010417.

For example, here's how to convert 5 smidgens to tablespoons using the formula above.
5 smidgens = (5 × 0.010417) = 0.052083 tbsp

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


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.


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

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.

Smidgen Measurements and Equivalent Tablespoon Conversions

Common smidgen values converted to the equivalent tablespoon value
Smidgens Tablespoons
1 0.010417 tbsp
2 0.020833 tbsp
3 0.03125 tbsp
4 0.041667 tbsp
5 0.052083 tbsp
6 0.0625 tbsp
7 0.072917 tbsp
8 0.083333 tbsp
9 0.09375 tbsp
10 0.104167 tbsp
11 0.114583 tbsp
12 0.125 tbsp
13 0.135417 tbsp
14 0.145833 tbsp
15 0.15625 tbsp
16 0.166667 tbsp
17 0.177083 tbsp
18 0.1875 tbsp
19 0.197917 tbsp
20 0.208333 tbsp
21 0.21875 tbsp
22 0.229167 tbsp
23 0.239583 tbsp
24 0.25 tbsp
25 0.260417 tbsp
26 0.270833 tbsp
27 0.28125 tbsp
28 0.291667 tbsp
29 0.302083 tbsp
30 0.3125 tbsp
31 0.322917 tbsp
32 0.333333 tbsp
33 0.34375 tbsp
34 0.354167 tbsp
35 0.364583 tbsp
36 0.375 tbsp
37 0.385417 tbsp
38 0.395833 tbsp
39 0.40625 tbsp
40 0.416667 tbsp

More Smidgen Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Pinches
1 smidgen is equal to 0.5 pinches
Convert to Dashes
1 smidgen is equal to 0.25 dashes
Convert to Teaspoons
1 smidgen is equal to 0.03125 teaspoons
Convert to Cups
1 smidgen is equal to 0.000651 cups
Convert to Grams
1 smidgen is equal to 0.177813 grams

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.