1 Tbs. cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbs. soy milk or rice milk.
Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, syrup and extract until crumbs are moistened. Pour into oiled 9-inch pie plate; press mixture firmly to form crust. Bake 5 minutes; let cool while preparing the filling.
In food processor or blender, combine remaining ingredients and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture into crust. Bake until top is slightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled and firm, about 2 hours.
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 350°F. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and honey in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in tahini, then add dry ingredients in 2 batches, beating after each addition until fully combined. Dough will be slightly sticky.
Place sesame seeds in a small bowl. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough (about 1 oz.) and roll into balls. Dip tops of balls in sesame seeds, pressing to adhere, and place, sesame side up, on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2″ apart. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until golden brown, 13–15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets (cookies will firm as they cool).
In bowl, combine chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice and pinch each salt and pepper. Let sit 20 minutes or refrigerate overnight, then drain.
Meanwhile, cook quinoa per package directions and season with pinch salt.
In blender, puree tahini, lime juice, honey, mint, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth, adding additional water if needed; set aside.
With vegetable peeler, shave asparagus into ribbons, peeling from woody end toward tip. In bowl, combine cooked quinoa, asparagus ribbons and marinated chickpeas. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with tahini dressing.