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Bacon Ratatouille Sliders with Lemon Saffron Aioli

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This bacon ratatouille slider with lemon saffron aioli is a twist on the classic BLT. Instead of just using tomato, I thought incorporating other veggies would be fun – hence the ratatouille.

1HR 30MIN

Total Cooking Time

19

Ingredients
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My name is Lauren and I'm a self-proclaimed foodie, recipe developer, action-adventure seeker, photography lover, and world traveler.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
6
Serves 6
Ratatouille
3
Medium Tomatoes , deseeded, chopped
5 cloves
Garlic , minced
1 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1
Large Eggplant , chopped
2
Small Zucchini , chopped
1
Large Red Onion , chopped
1
1/2 cup
Fresh Basil , chopped
12 pieces
12
Slider Buns
3 cups
Lemon Saffron Aioli
1 cup
Mayonnaise
1 tsp
Lemons , zested
to taste
Salt and Pepper
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Directions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2
Place Bacon (12 pieces) on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy. Set aside to cool before adding to slider.
Step 3
Make the aioli. In a bowl, combine Mayonnaise (1 cup) , Lemons (1 tsp) , Lemon Juice (1 Tbsp) , Saffron Threads (1 pinch) , Salt and Pepper (to taste) . Place bowl in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
Step 4
Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) to the pan. Add Tomatoes (3) along with one clove Garlic (5 cloves) , Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 tsp) and Kosher Salt (1 pinch) . Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
Step 5
Throw in Eggplant (1) , Zucchini (2) , Red Onion (1) , Red Bell Pepper (1) , and add Bay Leaf (1) , Fresh Basil (1/2 cup) , 1/3 cup water (more if needed).
Step 6
Simmer veggies for about 15 minutes until everything is well combined. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Step 7
Take about a teaspoon of the lemon saffron aioli and spread it over the top of the bottom Slider Buns (12) .
Step 8
Lay a piece of bacon on top-you may need to break the bacon in half. Top with about 2 tablespoons or more of the ratatouille.
Step 9
Top with Arugula (3 cups) and more lemon saffron ailoi. Top with bun and enjoy!

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