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Whole30 Faux Pho Beef Zoodle Soup


Asian Beef Zoodle Soup

A sneak peek recipe from Cooking Whole30.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 1 small onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • 5 cups Beef Bone Broth (page 285) or Whole30-compatible beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons Red Boat fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 12 ounces boneless beef sirloin steak thinly sliced across the grain (see Tip)


  • Lime wedges
  • fresh Thai basil leaves
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • green onions, sliced
  • jalapeños, sliced


  • IN a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broth, coconut aminos, fish sauce, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • MEANWHILE, use a spiral slicer or julienne peeler to cut the zucchini lengthwise into long, thin strands (or use a regular vegetable peeler to cut the zucchini lengthwise into thin ribbons). Add the zucchini noodles to the simmering soup and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Add the sliced steak and simmer until just cooked, 30 to 60 seconds. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with the toppings of your choice.
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