Convert Tablespoons to Pinches

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

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1 tbsp = 48 pinches

How to Convert Tablespoons to Pinches

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a pinch measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon is equal to 48 pinches, so use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = tablespoons × 48

The salt volume in pinches is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 48.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to pinches using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 48) = 240 pinches

Tablespoons and pinches 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 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.

Tablespoon Measurements and Equivalent Pinch Conversions

Common tablespoon values converted to the equivalent pinch value
Tablespoons Pinches
1 tbsp 48
2 tbsp 96
3 tbsp 144
4 tbsp 192
5 tbsp 240
6 tbsp 288
7 tbsp 336
8 tbsp 384
9 tbsp 432
10 tbsp 480
11 tbsp 528
12 tbsp 576
13 tbsp 624
14 tbsp 672
15 tbsp 720
16 tbsp 768
17 tbsp 816
18 tbsp 864
19 tbsp 912
20 tbsp 960
21 tbsp 1,008
22 tbsp 1,056
23 tbsp 1,104
24 tbsp 1,152
25 tbsp 1,200
26 tbsp 1,248
27 tbsp 1,296
28 tbsp 1,344
29 tbsp 1,392
30 tbsp 1,440
31 tbsp 1,488
32 tbsp 1,536
33 tbsp 1,584
34 tbsp 1,632
35 tbsp 1,680
36 tbsp 1,728
37 tbsp 1,776
38 tbsp 1,824
39 tbsp 1,872
40 tbsp 1,920

More Tablespoon Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 tbsp is equal to 96 smidgens
Convert to Dashes
1 tbsp is equal to 24 dashes
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.