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Healthy Khao Soi Recipe (Paleo)

The other day I was out at my favourite Thai restaurant (Khao San Road if you are wondering) and indulged in some khao soi. I split the meal in half to keep portions under control, and this way I could eat the leftovers for lunch the next day! But this inspired me to create a healthy khao soi at home that could give me the same taste.

If you don’t know what khao soi is, it is a yellow curry noodle soup from Thailand. It is usually filled with some sort of protein, either chicken, beef or tofu and a bunch of warming spices. To make it healthier I subbed out the noodles for zoodles (zucchini noodles) and used some paleo friendly ingredients to make a delicious curry sauce. It is the perfect thing to meal prep, so you can have it all week long, plus it is full of healthy fats and protein to keep you full.

So let’s get into it.

What You’ll Need

Zucchini. High source of antioxidants and vitamin C, and has anti-inflammatory properties that will fight oxidative stress.

Yellow Curry Paste. Loaded with spices that are great anti-inflammatories and are warming to the body. They also help with digestion.

Coconut Milk. Helps to build muscle and burn fat from the medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It also nourishes the gut lining and contains lauric acid which is a type of fatty acid that protects the heart.

Chicken Broth (or veggie if using tofu). Full of amino acids and collagen to strengthen the gut and improve digestion.

Coconut Sugar. A great paleo friendly sweetener that is unrefined.

Fish Sauce. Full of iodine that nourishes the thyroid, as well as being full of vitamin A and D. Make sure to double check the ingredients to make sure yours is paleo friendly.

Healthy Khao Soi (Paleo)

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

45 mins

Total Time

55 mins

Servings: 2


  1. 2 tbsp yellow curry paste

  2. 1 cup coconut milk (canned)

  3. 3/4 cup chicken broth (or veggie)

  4. 2 tbsp coconut sugar

  5. 2 tbsp fish sauce

  6. 3 zucchini

  7. 1 cup raw protein (chicken, beef, tofu)


Add curry paste with 2 tablespoons of the coconut milk to a wok or pan on medium heat.

Stir until combined.

Add the broth and whisk until smooth.

Add protein of choice and bring to boil, then reduce to simmer and cook for 45 minutes

Add fish sauce and zoodles.

Garnish with lime, red chili flakes and cilantro if desired.

Have you had khao soi before?

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