- 1 cup of coarse bulgur (you can use couscous but bulgur is the real deal and I describe the preparation only of bulgur here)
- 1 cucumber
- 1 onion
- 5-6  tomatoes
- 1 green pepper
- 1 bunch of flat parsley
- 1 lemon
- olive oil
- cumin
- salt and pepper
- green or black olives

- put the bulgur with 1 1/2 cups of water into a pot
- bring to the boil and simmer then on low temperature for 15 minutes with the lid on top moving once in a while
- meanwhile finely cut up the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, pepper and parsley and put into a bowl
- squeeze the lemon and add the juice
- add a generous serving of olive oil
- season with solt and pepper
- take the pot with the bulgur off the heat and let it cool down
- add the cooled down bulgur to the bowl
- garnish with olives