Adapted from “One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond” by Valerie Bertinelli (c) Rodale 2012. Provided courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli. All rights reserved.
Dump the garlic, tomatoes with their seeds and juice, basil, olives, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and some salt and pepper into a mixing bowl. Stir it up and let it sit until ready to serve.
Heat a grill pan over high heat. Brush both sides of the bread slices with some olive oil and grill until grill marks form, about 2 minutes; flip and grill on the other side, another 2 to 3 minutes. Arrange the bread on a serving platter and mound a heaping tablespoon of bruschetta mixture on top of each piece. Put any remaining tomato mixture in a small serving bowl and serve with the bruschetta.