Convert Teaspoons to Dashes

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

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1 tsp = 8 dashes
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How to Convert Teaspoons to Dashes

To convert a teaspoon measurement to a dash measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One teaspoon is equal to 8 dashes, so use this simple formula to convert:

dashes = teaspoons × 8

The salt volume in dashes is equal to the teaspoons multiplied by 8.

For example, here's how to convert 5 teaspoons to dashes using the formula above.
5 tsp = (5 × 8) = 40 dashes

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


A teaspoon of salt is equal to 8 dashes of salt or 1/3 of a tablespoon.

Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.


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.

Teaspoon Measurements and Equivalent Dash Conversions

Common teaspoon values converted to the equivalent dash value
Teaspoons Dashes
1 tsp 8
2 tsp 16
3 tsp 24
4 tsp 32
5 tsp 40
6 tsp 48
7 tsp 56
8 tsp 64
9 tsp 72
10 tsp 80
11 tsp 88
12 tsp 96
13 tsp 104
14 tsp 112
15 tsp 120
16 tsp 128
17 tsp 136
18 tsp 144
19 tsp 152
20 tsp 160
21 tsp 168
22 tsp 176
23 tsp 184
24 tsp 192
25 tsp 200
26 tsp 208
27 tsp 216
28 tsp 224
29 tsp 232
30 tsp 240
31 tsp 248
32 tsp 256
33 tsp 264
34 tsp 272
35 tsp 280
36 tsp 288
37 tsp 296
38 tsp 304
39 tsp 312
40 tsp 320

More Teaspoon Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 tsp is equal to 32 smidgens
Convert to Pinches
1 tsp is equal to 16 pinches
Convert to Tablespoons
1 tsp is equal to 0.333333 tablespoons
Convert to Cups
1 tsp is equal to 0.020833 cups
Convert to Grams
1 tsp is equal to 5.69 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.