Bring water to boil, add dry bulgur to boiling water, stir. Turn heat off, leaving the pan in place; cover and let stand 25 minutes.
Fluff bulgur with a fork and then allow to cool to room temperature.
Once the bulgur is cool, add salt, lemon juice, and garlic. Stir to combine; cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
About ½ hour before you plan to serve this salad, remove the bulgur mixture from the fridge and toss with a fork to lighten and separate. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently to combine. Taste for seasoning – add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve.