What is the maximum number of ingredients that should be in a tossed salad?

I bring many salads to potluck meals and bring home most of them. One time in line I asked the person next to me (who didn't know which was my dish) why he passed on the salad. He said, "There's too many things going on in it." I just wanted to know if others felt this way. Here is a photo of one... show more I bring many salads to potluck meals and bring home most of them. One time in line I asked the person next to me (who didn't know which was my dish) why he passed on the salad. He said, "There's too many things going on in it." I just wanted to know if others felt this way. Here is a photo of one of my typical salads:
Update: Ingredients: baby spinach, campanelle pasta, black olives, shredded cheese, sliced salami, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes.
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