Low-Carb Pho Soup

This low-carb soup will become your go-to for Pho!

30 min. 2 serv.
24 ratings

Making use of fantastic fragrant ingredients, this pho soup is sure to impress!

It’s not often we get to use star anise and cinnamon in a recipe, so making this was a treat. But most importantly, it was delicious!

If you are looking for a unique, tasty, but still low-carb recipe, give this one a try.

Let us know how it tasted in the comments, and make some to share this pho soup recipe with your friends!

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1 Tsp Grape seed oil
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 Ginger, chopped
2 star anise pods
1 Cinnamon Stick
4 Cups Beef broth, low sodium
1 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
2 Zucchini, spiralized
1/2 Cup Bean sprout
12 Oz sirloin steak, thinly sliced


Fresh basil leaves, to taste
Fresh mint, to taste
Fresh cilantro, to taste
Lime slice, to taste
French green onion, chopped
Sriracha, to taste


Did you know?

Star anise is, oddly enough, not biologically related to regular anise, but they both contain anethole, which is why they have a similar flavor.

Star anise is quite versatile, and is used in the traditional five-spice powder from Chinese cooking. It can also be used in a French recipe for mulled wine, and when you add star anise to coffee it will deepen and enrich the flavor.

If you enjoyed the different layers of flavor in this soup, be sure to try the Thai Shrimp Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, and Chicken Fajita Soup next! Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and leave a comment in the section below!

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