Preparation / Directions:
Drain beans, saving liquid. Combine this liquid with vinegar in a saucepan. Add mixed pickling spice, either loose or in a small cheesecloth bag. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix all the vegetables in a bowl. Remove liquid from heat; add sweetener and stir until dissolved. Pour over vegetables and remove spice bag or loose spices. Chill several hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving on crisp lettuce.