Pinch of Salt
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A pinch of an ingredient (usually a powdery or finely ground substance like salt , spices, or dried herbs) is the tiny bit your pick up between the tip of your index finger and thumb. If you were to measure a pinch, it would be between 1/16 and 1/8 of a teaspoon.

See our video, How to Measure Dry Ingredients, for more tips.