Hummus (Arabic حُمُّص) is a delicious dip and spread that originates from the Eastern Mediterranean. It is a simple dish that generally comprises chickpeas, tahini and olive oil. Often served as a started or dip, Hummus can be great for the heart and blood sugar.
Olives (Arabic زَيْتون / zaytun) and the oil derived from them are mentioned in the Holy Quran: ‘It is lit from a blessed tree — an olive — neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would well-nigh glow forth even though fire touched it not. Light upon light! Allah guides to His light whomsoever He will.’ (24:36)
Russian salad is easy to put together and can be served with any main dish or meal. The vegetables used within it are full of nutritional benefits and you can use whatever you have at hand. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, fibre and vitamin K amongst many other antioxidants. Cucumbers are a great source of vitamin C and Potassium and yoghurt provides us with Vitamin B12 and Riboflavin.
Regarding Russia, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi, related the following vision:
'I see my Jama‘at [Community] in the area of Russia like the grains of sand in numbers.'
[Register Riwayat-e-Sahabah, vol. 10, p. 114, Riwayat Sheikh ‘Abdul-Karim, Book-binder, Karachi]