Henri’s Tas-Tee Dressing Clone and Cole Slaw

Sweet and tangy dressing  made  at home from scratch  with the usual slaw.
Henri's Tas-Tee Dressing Clone

Henri’s Tas-Tee Dressing Clone and Cole Slaw

by Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

Sunday Supper this week has a fabulous  theme going, and one that I really like. It is copycat and clone recipes. I always have a  lot of fun unlocking the secrets and codes to some of these foods, as I have done a number of them myself  and even posted some of those here on the blog.

The recipe I am doing this week,  Henri’s Tas-Tee dressing, I did last year and just had not had a chance to post it yet. I  had come across a bottle of it last summer sometime and grabbed it at the grocery store to make some of the Henri’s  coleslaw I  used to make often back during the 1970’s and 1980’s. I really had not seen this dressing for a very long time, although they were obviously  still making  it since I just bought some. And maybe it just happened to be that I never noticed it on the shelves since I tend to make a lot of dressings and sauces myself from scratch. But I decided to figure out how to make it myself  so I wouldn’t be without, and especially since my husband really likes the slaw made with it. I am rather lucky that the version I came up with tastes  just like it (and I know this since I tasted  them side by side).  Of course, making the clone while one has a full bottle of the item is a bit funny,, since then I had a ton of it. But I made lots of slaw being summer, and it quickly disappeared. So of course you know that we like it, especially  when we can make it for ourselves at home.

And while I do love this in my slaw dressing, people do actually like this as a regular salad dressing. But I admit I am mostly just a blue cheese or specialty vinaigrette girl for the most part. At one time I was pretty much strictly a Thousand Island girl, but I go through phases. So when I make this it is generally for the coleslaw and that recipe follows the dressing as I have also  included it here.

Henri's Tas-Tee Dressing Clone and Coleslaw for #Sunday Supper

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Henri's Tas-Tee Dressing Clone

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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Henri's Tas-Tee Dressing Clone

Henri’s Tas-Tee Dressing Clone ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  1. Whisk ingredients together until smooth.

Makes 3 cups

Henri’s Coleslaw ingredients:

  • 10 ounces shredded cabbage
  • 1 carrot, finely shredded
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Henri’s Tas-Tee dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Toss together until blended evenly.
  2. Chill before serving.

From the kitchen of

Henri's Coleslaw

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19 responses

  1. This looks very tasty, and sounds wonderful! I make a lot of cole slaw during the summer also, and I love trying new dressings, just changing things up a little bit. I’m definitely going to try this.

  2. I’ve not seen that brand before, but it looks like a flavor and texture I go for with salad dressings. I’ll definitely give it a try!

  3. The turmeric and onion powder are two ingredients I’ve not thought of putting in my slaw dressing, but I’ll bet it gives a real zip to it! This looks so yummy and I love cole slaw!

  4. Your Henri’sTas-Tee Dressing a real winner at our house Sue, grandsons for lunch and supper this week – we love that dressing, How good – been requested three days running! Makes for one awesome cole slaw.

  5. I’ve never seen this brand. It sounds delicious! I’m looking forward to trying it. Thanks!

  6. Made the dressing last night and it sure tastes like the Henri’s I remember. The sugar has yet to fully dissolve and it’s too thick. Is there something I missed? I never did get the three cup yield. Wonder if I added some vegetable oil, if that would resolve the thickness and graininess? Sure tastes spot on!

  7. I just made this. As for use in cole slaw, I think the moisture in the cabbage will thin it out as it chills. But I intend to use on a spinach or garden salad and agree with Bruce about the thickness. Next time I will stir the mayo and sugar together first to help the sugar dissolve before adding other ingredients. And I will experiment on thinning with either: milk, red wine or rice vinegar, to see which flavor is best. Thank you for the recipe as I can’t find Henri’s TasTee dressing where I live.

    • I had no issues with my mixture being too thick but if I did I would not recommend thinning it with any of the things you mentioned. One, the milk will reduce how long this can be kept and also set the flavor off, two, red wine is absolutely incorrect in this. If red wine vinegar, it is going to set off the acidic balance and would then need much more oil and then have to be brought back with other flavors. I would only advise adding water if you think it too thick, but take care to make sure you added everything listed.

  8. Hi! The taste is very similar, but the sugar isn’t dissolving. Should I try extra fine sugar? Thank you so much for this recipe! This is my favorite dressing since childhood, but I’ve moved to Europe and can’t get it here. I really miss it.

    • If your sugar is particularly grainy, you could use caster/superfine sugar in it. Or heat the vinegar and whisk the sugar into it separately. I can think of a few sugars, such as turbinado, would just need a little coaxing, but any will dissolve after awhile even if they are slow so maybe lat it sit an hour and whisk again? Surely dissolved by then. 🙂

  9. Love this dressing for potato salad! I work in a food plant where we have made this for many years. Now it appears we will no longer be making Henri’s so I’m very happy to try this recipe.

  10. TasTee dressing is what my grandma always used to make her Potato Salad and it is so hard to find it! Thank you for this recipe. A question though…is it really 1/4 CUP of onion powder? Or should it be 1/4 t.?? Thank you!

    • Yes, I remember when I made it I had come across one bottle of Henri’s I wanted to clone it before I used it up. It took a lot more onion powder than even I expected. By side by side tastings of samples later, it seemed right. This can also be made with Splenda or stevia gran if you want it low sugar.

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