Healthy Beef Pho with Zucchini Noodles (Pho'zoodle)
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Serves: 6
For the Broth:
  • 8 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 6 fresh ginger slices (about 1" long, ¼" thin)
  • 3 tsp five star powder
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (or sub 1 tbsp oyster sauce)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
For the bowl:
  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef (sliced against grain, I used flat top brisket)
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • 6 cups zuchinni noodles (or about 2 spiraled)
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves (leave whole)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  1. In a large pot over medium high heat add your beef broth & water. Bring to a boil. Add your quartered onion, fresh ginger slices, five star powder, sugar, salt & soy sauce. Lower heat to a simmer and let cook for ½ hour.
  2. Once soup has simmered for a half hour, using a mesh strainer, scoop out all solids (onion + ginger).
  3. Raise temperature of soup to a boil.
  4. Assemble your soup bowls with a cup of zucchini noodles, couple slices of beef, green onion,basil & cilantro. Slowly pour broth over each bowl, which should cook the meat in under a minute. Please see notes on what to do in post if beef is too thick, it will not cook through.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at