Question about a avocado-mayo-lemon spread
I'm planning a picnic lunch in a few days and have a great recipe for a chicken sandwich with avocados, lemon juice and mayo among a few other herbs etc.
What I'm wondering is: Will a sandwich with avocado with lemon juice and mayo in a good cooler stay fresh for 3 or 4 hours or so?
I'm hoping the avocado doesn't turn brown on me while in transit to the picnic.
Can anyone offer advice on this?
Me either. If the weather is real hot I usually put those kinds of preparations directly against the ice (or other cooling agent) with a couple of layers of plastic between the food and the ice. But then I always arrange my picnic basket with the most perishable items closest to the ice. Just a habit I formed back before refrigeration was available in my family.
If you're worried about the avocado going dark, you might try marinating it for a few minutes in lemon juice before adding it to the sandwiches rather than just drizzling lemon juice over it. I find that works best for me.