Convert Tablespoons to Dashes

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

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1 tbsp = 24 dashes

How to Convert Tablespoons to Dashes

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a dash measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon is equal to 24 dashes, so use this simple formula to convert:

dashes = tablespoons × 24

The salt volume in dashes is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 24.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to dashes using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 24) = 120 dashes

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


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.


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.

Tablespoon Measurements and Equivalent Dash Conversions

Common tablespoon values converted to the equivalent dash value
Tablespoons Dashes
1 tbsp 24
2 tbsp 48
3 tbsp 72
4 tbsp 96
5 tbsp 120
6 tbsp 144
7 tbsp 168
8 tbsp 192
9 tbsp 216
10 tbsp 240
11 tbsp 264
12 tbsp 288
13 tbsp 312
14 tbsp 336
15 tbsp 360
16 tbsp 384
17 tbsp 408
18 tbsp 432
19 tbsp 456
20 tbsp 480
21 tbsp 504
22 tbsp 528
23 tbsp 552
24 tbsp 576
25 tbsp 600
26 tbsp 624
27 tbsp 648
28 tbsp 672
29 tbsp 696
30 tbsp 720
31 tbsp 744
32 tbsp 768
33 tbsp 792
34 tbsp 816
35 tbsp 840
36 tbsp 864
37 tbsp 888
38 tbsp 912
39 tbsp 936
40 tbsp 960

More Tablespoon Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 tbsp is equal to 96 smidgens
Convert to Pinches
1 tbsp is equal to 48 pinches
Convert to Teaspoons
1 tbsp is equal to 3 teaspoons
Convert to Cups
1 tbsp is equal to 0.0625 cups
Convert to Grams
1 tbsp is equal to 17.07 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.